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The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Open offices drive people away from each other. From the study's abstract:

Organizations’ pursuit of increased workplace collaboration has led managers to transform traditional office spaces into ‘open’, transparency-enhancing architectures with fewer walls, doors and other spatial boundaries, yet there is scant direct empirical research on how human interaction patterns change as a result of these architectural changes. In two intervention-based field studies of corporate headquarters transitioning to more open office spaces, we empirically examined—using digital data from advanced wearable devices and from electronic communication servers—the effect of open office architectures on employees' face-to-face, email and instant messaging (IM) interaction patterns. Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in both cases, with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM. This is the first study to empirically measure both face-to-face and electronic interaction before and after the adoption of open office architecture. The results inform our understanding of the impact on human behaviour of workspaces that trend towards fewer spatial boundaries.
work  collaboration  architecture  process 
20 days ago by JJLDickinson
How to stay focused in a noisy open office
Surviving the dangerous illusion of the open plan office. From the website:

“Rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM,” the study reads.

Another study of 456 employees in 20 regional office locations of an architectural firm published in Frontiers in Psychology, also found the negatives of shared workspaces to outweigh the positives. The architects and designers reported “significantly more unfavorable working conditions in terms of acoustical privacy, workplace effectiveness, attractiveness, and satisfaction compared with those working in the private offices, and, not surprisingly, they found it “significantly” more difficult to concentrate.
work  ADHD  noise  architecture  process 
20 days ago by JJLDickinson
KVdR Design - Home
An index of a variety of Keith Van de Riet's cool projects, with CV (which includes a list of publications).
architecture  sustainability  KeithVanDeRiet 
7 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Oz Journal
"Oz, the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, is dedicated to the exploration of ideas in design through the publication of diverse responses to theoretical issues."
magazine  architecture  KState  Kansas 
7 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Keith Van de Riet | Architecture Department
Keith Van de Riet's University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning web page.
KU  architecture  sustainability  Lawrence  Kansas  biomimetics  KeithVanDeRiet 
7 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Home | School of Architecture & Design
University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning.
KU  Lawrence  Kansas  architecture 
7 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Building Standards Commission
When you need the real nitty's the California building standards code. (Lesser jurisdictions may sometimes impose their own, stronger codes.)
building  architecture  DIY  California  government  standard 
july 2019 by JJLDickinson
Rhino 6 for Windows
Rhino CAD software and its visual scripting language are popular among architects, designers, etc.
CAD  design  architecture  industrialDesign  3DPrinting 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Energy analysis for Rhino and Grasshopper - Formsolver
ORAMBRA's idea is a plug-in for popular architectural CAD software, to optimize structural shapes. "Here soon" since c. 2012.
CAD  architecture  energy  sustainability  design  software  plugin 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
ORAMBRA - The Office for Robotic Architectural Media & Bureau for Responsive Architecture
From the website:
Their projects include interesting application of tensegrity, but seem to have petered out in 2011-2012.
architecture  design  Chicago  energy  sustainability  tensegrity 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Architecture of Selenium Webdriver – Make Selenium Easy
Notable for the simple schematic illustrating the relationship of Selenium WebDriver bindings, API, and drivers.
Per Himanshu Upadhyay, responding to a LinkedIn Selenium Test Automation User Group question.
Selenium  testing  Architecture  WebDriver  API 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
The Architecture of Open Source Applications
Complete series of books on open source architecture, performance, programming, and (coming soon) social justice issues. (!) Books can also be purchased as hard copy and other media, and the site shares how much of the price of each version is donated to Amnesty International.
book  openSource  Architecture  reference  programming 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Selenium WebDriver
"At a very high level, Selenium is a suite of three tools. The first of these tools, Selenium IDE, is an extension for Firefox that allows users to record and playback tests. The record/playback paradigm can be limiting and isn't suitable for many users, so the second tool in the suite, Selenium WebDriver, provides APIs in a variety of languages to allow for more control and the application of standard software development practices. The final tool, Selenium Grid, makes it possible to use the Selenium APIs to control browser instances distributed over a grid of machines, allowing more tests to run in parallel. Within the project, they are referred to as "IDE", "WebDriver" and "Grid". This chapter explores the architecture of Selenium WebDriver.
"This chapter was written during the betas of Selenium 2.0 in late 2010. If you're reading the book after then, then things will have moved forward, and you'll be able to see how the architectural choices described here have unfolded."

Given that caveat, a good overview of Selenium tools, along with more detailed discussion of architecture. This is core contributor Simon Stewart's chapter of "The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Elegance, Evolutions, and a Few Fearless Hacks." Per Shawn Knight, responding to a LinkedIn Selenium Test Automation User Group question.
Selenium  testing  architecture  WebDriver  openSource 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
Craftsman Village Long Beach
This website focuses the spotlight very tightly on a small Long Beach neighborhood rich with Craftsman bungalows.
LongBeach  history  walking  architecture  CraftsmanVillage  travel 
march 2017 by JJLDickinson
Welcome to the Official Website for Historic Park Inn Hotel
The world's only surviving Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel is hidden in Mason City, Iowa.
Iowa  travel  FrankLloydWright  architecture  hotel 
february 2017 by JJLDickinson
Roy Fielding's blog, unfortunately moribund since 2010. (As I write, at any rate. That could change at any time; but Fielding will be the first to tell you he's a busy guy. Or would have been the first to tell you, c. 2010 or before....)
REST  blog  web  architecture  design  RoyFielding 
october 2016 by JJLDickinson
Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures
Roy Fielding's UCI Ph.D. thesis initially articulated the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture.
design  architecture  REST  HTTP  Internet  RoyFielding 
october 2016 by JJLDickinson
The Judson Studios
The king of Los Angeles-area leaded glass: restored windows for a couple of local Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Per Kyle Thayer and Mark Hammons.
leadedGlass  architecture  preservation  restoration  window  LosAngeles 
february 2016 by JJLDickinson
Home – Centre Pompidou
I accept Stewart Brand's point that the Piano and Rogers-designed building is incredibly dysfunctional--but that doesn't mean it isn't also incredibly cool. As are many of the artifacts shown there. And don't plan a visit without checking IRCAM's schedule.
architecture  art  design  Paris  contemporary  museum  CentrePompidou  travel 
october 2015 by JJLDickinson
The Roots of Minimalism in Web Design
Kate Meyer, of Nielsen Norman Group, finds roots of minimalism in web design in fine art and architecture, and draws distinctions between minimalism and usability. "Extreme minimalism can be useful as an internal design exercise, but should never be a final product."
NielsenNormanGroup  KateMeyer  minimalism  webDesign  design  architecture  fineArt  art  usability  Edward  Tufte 
july 2015 by JJLDickinson
ECOR Sustainable Design Materials I Lightweight, Strong
Founder and CEO David Noble has reinvented his c. 1990s Gridcore start-up, which made lightweight, rigid, honeycomb panels of wood and paper fiber. Good for him! I guess...because how do I buy a panel?
sustainability  materials  architecture  construction  furniture  industrial  design  recycling 
march 2015 by JJLDickinson
National Building Museum
A long shot potential repository of wikiGong archives. I'd enjoy visiting, though. Who could resist the promise of the architectural toy collection?
museum  architecture  engineering  design  construction  history  toy  wikiGong  WashingtonDC 
august 2014 by JJLDickinson
City Fabrick
"We are a nonprofit design studio promoting progressive urban design that enhances the livability of communities & the health of residents in Long Beach." Met board chairman David White at the 2013 SoundWalk after party.
urban  design  community  architecture  LongBeach  health 
october 2013 by JJLDickinson
Welcome to Hennessey + Ingalls |
Wonderful art and architecture bookstore. If I had way too much money, I'd occasionally venture down from the hills over Malibu to fill up the Range Rover with purchases from this place.
Shopping  Typography  bookstore  Book  art  Design  architecture 
june 2013 by JJLDickinson
City of Destiny
Blog by Flickr photographer katherine of chicago. (Flickr's how I discovered her, anyway.) I love this woman's sensibility. I interpret part of that as an instinct to really live to the fullest--and to make that experience available to others. (There's an essay waiting to happen, following this train of thought, which I will postpone....)
katherineOfChicago  Cincinnati  St.Louis  photography  Sullivan  architecture  urbanExploration  industry  RustBelt  blog 
may 2012 by JJLDickinson
Randall's Urban Sculptures Collection
This sculptor copies sculptures and motifs from Louis Sullivan, among others.
art  sculpture  architecture  PrairieSchool 
december 2011 by JJLDickinson
Bumped into this looking at a Google search for "ancient days milling machine," which led someone to a c. 1982 photo I took of a programmable 3-axis milling machine (subject of my independent study project) in the University of Washington mechanical engineering machine shop. It's hard to characterize, but somehow most of the entries are really interesting. (A 70-ton relief map of California, "as long as two football fields," slowly rotting in a warehouse near the San Francisco waterfront? Get out! Sections of dinosaur skulls overlooking worshippers in Italian cathedrals?)
blog  architecture  meta-architecture  building  design 
october 2011 by JJLDickinson
Motawi Tileworks
Cermaic tiles using Craftsman, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other designs, along with industrial strength process improvement; per Mark Hammons.
architecture  design  shopping  tiles  ceramics  LouisSullivan  franklloydwright  prairieschool  Craftsman 
october 2008 by JJLDickinson
Flickr: Captain Tenneal's Photostream
Tom Shearer's photos, including Prairie School architecture. Shearer collaborates with Mark Hammons on
photography  TomShearer  MarkHammons  PrairieSchool  architecture 
october 2008 by JJLDickinson
Mark Hammons' online archive of Prairie School architecture materials.
architecture  prairieschool  Purcell&Elmslie  leadedGlass  franklloydwright  MarkHammons  TomShearer 
august 2008 by JJLDickinson
Music and Cats
Kimberly McKittrick's blog. (Kimberly is married to Paul Davis.)
Seattle  blog  music  photography  cats  architecture  KimberleyMcKittrick  PaulDavis  DeepSpringsCollege 
september 2007 by JJLDickinson

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