Tag Archives: collaboration

User Experience Day Design Challenge

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We are continuing this week with our highlights from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. There were so many great sessions it is hard to decide which ones to write about. My Take I decided to be selfish and start with my personal favorite session, the User Experience Day Design Challenge. This was a real time competition squeezed into a single 90-minute session. The audience was divided into six teams of 8-10 people. There were four judges and two facilitators. Other attendees were…

We Work Office Space

Innovation of the Workplace is Not Just About Cost Savings

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Using an office at WeWork feels a lot like checking in at a swank hotel. Indie music plays softly in the reception area. Young professionals with laptops sprawl across couches, beanbag chairs, and even pillow-covered stacks of wooden pallets, sipping artisanal coffee or lemon-accented water. Depending on the day, help yourself to a waffle brunch, or sign up for a $1-per-minute massage in a conference room.

This is the third in our series on the future of the workplace. You can find the first one here and the second one here.

Standing Up for Team Collaboration

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This study is further proof of what we discussed a few weeks ago about the foolishness of partitioning HF/E into neck up and neck down phenomena. There are many links between the two that are counterintuitive and might never be discovered with such a limited mindset.

Non-sedentary work configurations, which encourage standing rather than sitting in the course of work, are becoming increasingly prevalent in organizations. In this article, we build and test theory about how non-sedentary arrangements influence interpersonal processes in groups performing knowledge work…