August WE:binar – Sensory Design at Work
Date(s) - 08/15/2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Design at Work
Supporting teams remains a critical strategy for organizations looking to improve performance and attract talent. Designing optimal environments for group work requires an understanding of the unique needs of different types of teams and how appropriate combinations of sensory design elements can contribute to the success and wellbeing of these different team types.
Joseph White, Director of Workplace Futures and Insight at Herman Miller will review research commissioned by Herman Miller around 4 distinct team types and how sensory design elements can help sustain energy levels that align with the task at hand. He will also discuss some of the environmental stressors that affect physical, cognitive, social, or emotional wellbeing and how to develop environments that promote the health and welfare of team participants.
Director of Workplace Futures and Insight
Herman Miller Inc.
Joseph White is the Director of Workplace Futures and Insight at Herman Miller. He brings over 15 years of design experience to the company’s ongoing research into human-focused workplace design and executing strategies around those findings. He has been a member of the IIDA, earned NICDQ certification, IDEX California certification, and LEED accreditation. Prior to Herman Miller, White served as director of strategy at Rapt Studio as well as in a variety of positions for the noted design firms HOK and FXFOWLE (now FXCollaborative).