Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre
The Helen Hamlyn Centre provides a research focus for people-centred design and innovation within the Royal College of Art, London, the world’s only entirely postgraduate university of art and design. Founded in 1999 by Roger Coleman and Jeremy Myerson, it is endowed by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Workplace design in relation to ageing populations is a key research theme. More
User Science Institute, Kyushu University, Japan
Kyushu University has merged with the Kyushu Institute of Design, an entity that has sought to practice original education and research with the perspective of ‘personifying technology’. Consequently, the university has established the User Science Institute (USI), the world's first research & development base intended to promote the integration of technology and kansei. More
Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia
The Workplace Planning and Design program within Melbourne School of Design provides professionals with a deeper understanding of how organisations work, what drives their success, how strategic change is implemented, and the importance of a well designed workplace. More
Cordless Group is a specialist on the impact of new technology on people, business and the workplace. Through consultancy and knowledge, it provides foresight in an uncertain world. It focuses on wireless technology (such as Bluetooth, Infrared, GSM, GPRS, WLAN or WiFi and DECT) and predicts its impact on people and their places of work. This is becoming key as the devices people use for work become smaller and have built in wireless connectivity. Mobility and teatherless working are the key trends.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders
Colebrook Boson Saunders (CBS Products) are leading designers and manufacturers of award winning, ergonomic products that bridge the gap between technology and furniture. Established since 1990, CBS Products have a global presence, bringing with it a fresh and innovative approach to all the products they design, ranging from flat-screen monitor arms to modular workstations and laptop stands. CBS products provide solutions for a healthier, more enjoyable and more efficient work environment.
A leading strategy and design consultancy operating from 12 offices worldwide. Its projects accommodate the implications of the changing nature of work at all scales. DEGW uses its knowledge to help its clients use space more productively, enhance organisational performance and develop solutions, which are adaptable over time. Whether working with government, corporate clients, city planners or developers, DEGW's focus is on change.
FutureAcoustic is a Royal College of Art spinout venture set up to commercialise a sound transformation technology called a3. FutureAcoustic was founded in 2006 by the lead inventor of a3, RCA design graduate Andreas Raptopoulos, with former Arthur Andersen deputy Chairman Don Hanson and the Royal College of Art.
Europe's third largest office furniture manufacturer. Founded in Sweden over 60 years ago, it is now in over 30 countries. Its Swedish origins have helped develop a culture where ergonomics, quality and care for the environment are a natural part of life. This culture is combined with a wide product portfolio and experience in helping clients manage change. Kinnarp's focus is on people, creating spaces that inspire, motivate and care for their well-being.
Logitech are one of the world's leading workplace technology suppliers to the workplace, producing audio visual equipment, communication tools, leading edge ergonomic computer peripherals, mice pointers and laptop products.
The world's pre-eminent designer and manufacturer of products used to create high-performance work environments. Steelcase research explores the notion of work as a social activity and speculates about the role of office design in cultivating organisational culture. A main objective is the harmonious integration of architecture, furniture and technology to enable individuals and organisations to work more effectively.