Offering Flexibility in Workspace
SHIFT is designed for outdoor informal workspaces. It provides a seamless transition between informal collaboration and individual work in a casual way. It can be easily modified to different positions, which allows people to sit actively and work comfortably.This work was exhibited at Haworth Showroom in New York in May 2019
87% of workers spend two to four hours every day working in informal spaces even though they have their own assigned workstation.
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Get Rid of Monotony
Physical & Emotional Comfort
People need an escape from working in the same place during their day, whether they were alone or with others.
Casual, informal, and comfortable space jump-start and sustain creative thinking.
Quick, Informal Connections with Peers
Individual spontaneous insights should be shared more quickly among project team members before ideas are lost.
The outdoors is becoming the new frontier of informal workspace.
Individual Work & Quick Interaction
Provide multiple seating positions that allow users to sit comfortably and move actively
Balance privacy and collaboration. Seamless switch between these two modes
The idea of using 3 panels connected by hinges to achieve different sitting position works. The frame to hold the pannes will need more consideration.
The hinge helps avoid the panel move forward in up-right position
The underneath panel support the chair in lounge position
1:4 Plywood Mock-up
The angle between the upper and middle panels are not ergonomic. This is changed in further development.
Operating the panel to change the position is not intuitive enough, so I added the pullers to indicate how to use it.
Exhibited at Haworth Showroom in New York
Presented at the Haworth Headquarters in Grand Rapids