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The workplace today is a result of historical innovations that were designed to make the workplace a productive environment. However the world of work continues to change, and the design factors that once were helpful are adding less value than they once did.

Here are a set of principles and practices you can use in designing offices and workplaces.

See also

 

Christopher Alexander, A Timeless Way of Building, New York: Oxford University Press, 1979

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel, A Pattern Language, New York: Oxford University Press, 1977

Franklin Becker and Fritz Steele, Workplace by Design (Mapping the High-performance Workscape), an Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1995

Alexi Marmot and Joanna Eley, Office Space Planning (Designing for Tomorrow’s Workplace), New York: McGraw Hill, 2000

Donald Norman, The Design of Everyday Things, MIT Press, 1998

Paco Underhill, Why We Buy, Touchstone Books, New York, 1999

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