Bloomberg’s bullpen

Bloomberg’s “bullpen”

Julian Treasure on Sound

Responses

Pixar

Creativity

I’ve never seen a building that promoted collaboration and creativity as well as this one

“I’ve never seen a building that promoted collaboration and creativity as well as this one”

Serendipity

But because Jobs was fanatic about these unplanned collaborations, he envisioned a campus where these encounters could take place, and his design included a great atrium space that acts as a central hub for the campus. (Searer)

Dynamic

a hidden speakeasy known as the Lucky 7 Lounge

Research

Conversation

While conversations are frequent in open offices, they tend to be short and superficial because there are so many others listening.

Persistence

The participants who’d been treated to a quiet work setting kept plugging away at the puzzles, while the subjects who’d endured the noisy conditions gave up after fewer attempts. (Paul)

Performance

participants who requested help with a task performed better, while those who supplied assistance did worse.

Cognition

decline of 5 percent to 10 percent on the performance of cognitive tasks requiring efficient use of short-term memory, like reading, writing and other forms of creative work (Tierney)

set aside a block of time each day when they are not to be disturbed. In order to minimize cognitive load, this period should last for a while – on the order of several hours. (Paul)

Music

Absorbing and remembering new information is best done with the music off…

music can improve performance: when a well-practiced expert needs to achieve the relaxed focus necessary to execute a job he’s done many times before (Paul)

Milton

What do you think??

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Design exercise

Design??

Green Spring Plantation survey after 1933

cost | collaboration | focus | sound

Concluding questions?