At the heart of every structure and space is the human idiom. An appreciation of how we are as a community, and how individuals fit into it. This connection, between the space, the individual and community, is core to how well a space can deliver on its goals. Can you measure how well a space can enhance collaboration, or promote innovative thinking? Which is the better design to make that happen?
Space planning and design of workplaces are often the defining systems of the community working there. Hierarchy, freedoms, interaction, professional development, team dynamics, and most significantly - corporate culture. That’s why human-centred design is an important aspect in our thinking, captured in this diagram.
I could leave this wall here, and ensure that everyone else focusses on their own work. Or I could bring it down, change its nature, and let everyone see the best team in the business!