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Product Design Gets Redefined
When Creating a Wall for All
Working with our client, we designed a demountable partition system that allows employees to easily restructure and repurpose the many open areas of...
Product Design Gets Graphic:
A Story of Life Safety
Many clients want custom glass graphics, but the cost can be significant, and the process can take months. Gensler’s Product Development and Brand...
Why It’s Time to Demand More From Our Workplace Experience
Here are 10 considerations for reimagining the workplace to deliver more from technology, be bold on resilience, and enhance our humanity, health...
Product Design Takes
a Bathroom Break
Hygiene enhancement is a cardinal objective when designing most products intended for public restrooms, but it’s not the only way to bolster end user...
The Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent Is Your Office Design
Now that more employees are returning to the office, we're observing changes in how the workplace is being used. Enhanced technology, a focus on...
Inclusive Product Design:
Everyone Has a Seat at the Table
With careful planning and thoughtful design, the conference room experience will be seamless for all users, no individual will feel singled out, and...
How Inclusive Design Supports Resilience and Climate Preparedness
We have an opportunity to design places that are inclusive for all people that can also promote resilience and make preparedness more accessible in...
Product Design With the World in Mind: Just What the Doctor Ordered
As one of the largest specifiers of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), many of our product design clients have started asking for our...
Design Forecast 2022: Product Development
As the market evolves, clients are looking for a larger scope of services — including sustainability consulting, ADA compliance reviews, and design...
Product Design ‘Cleans Up’ and Office Hygiene Gets a Boost
For most workers, COVID-related office hygiene and cleaning protocols are playing a role in their decision to go back to the office. Gensler’s...
US Workplace Survey Winter 2021
Our U.S. Workplace Survey Winter 2021 uncovers what employees are expecting as the return to office begins — and how workplaces can adapt to...
Why Inclusive Design Is a Critical Advantage in the War for Talent
For companies who are looking to compete in the war for talent by delivering a positive employee experience, inclusive design is a critical...
Navigating the Circular Economy: How Reusing Materials Saves Costs and Lowers Embodied Carbon
Now is the time for companies to take a proactive role in decreasing the amount of carbon associated with materials in a building’s lifecycle and...
US Workplace Survey Summer 2021
Top-performing companies are three times more likely to increase their real estate footprint post-pandemic, according to findings from Gensler’s...
Work From Home Product Design: How to Make a Desk Its Best
With more people working from home, the demands on the home office will evolve and consumers’ performance expectations for home office equipment...
China Workplace Survey 2021
Chinese workers are back at the office — and the workplace is still the primary anchor of the workweek.
Egress Made Easier:
Product Design That Stands Out
By taking an approach that consciously stretches beyond the codes, Gensler is designing products that are more instinctive, more inclusive, and more...
Product Design in Times of Crisis
Necessity really is the mother of invention, and full-blown crisis is especially effective for driving innovation.
Accessible Design for All in the Post-COVID Workplace
Here are some inclusive design strategies we can take to make the return to work accessible.
10 Key Design Interventions for a Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Workplace
Healthy, happier people are more productive, more likely to collaborate, and more likely to innovate in ways that benefit the bottom line.
Inclusive Design Should Never Exclude Style
Products that are ADA compliant are typically well-engineered, but frequently bulky, poorly styled, and visually dispiriting — and millwork pulls are...
Furnishing The Future Workplace | An Interview with Barbara Nolan, Nolan Brands
Trends change fast with the influence of social media, but in architecture and design, a reputation and success is built over time. From glass walls...