Design for knowledge work.
Designs for Working. Quote: “But when employees sit chained to their desks, quietly and industriously going about their business, an office is not functioning as it should. That’s because innovation–the heart of the knowledge economy–is fundamentally social. Ideas arise as much out of casual conversations as they do out of formal meetings. More precisely, as one study after another has demonstrated, the best ideas in any workplace arise out of casual contacts among different groups within the same company.”
Comment: via this elearningpost article on a space designed for conversations. [Serious Instructional Technology]
Worth a look – a topic that hasn’t gotten enough attention.[McGee’s Musings]