The person-centered office design meets new workplace requirements - delivering a positive user experience, becoming the center of social engagement. At the same time allowing businesses to imprint their brand in the office space.
The history of office design shows us how important people are - they are the people who use, operate, and experience features in that space. However, in the past, the design only focused on space, giving prejudices about a convenient, beautiful space or following a trend but forgetting that people are the main thing to focus on. Just focusing on people, all of the above factors can transform and make space more personalized - meeting the individual requirements of each group of people in society. A beautiful office design only becomes useful and effective when it meets people, fosters positive emotions, and encourages them to work more dynamically and creatively. Therefore, human-focused design is not a new concept but just a transformation of design perspectives and conceptions, turning people passively in deciding what constitutes working space becoming an active role.
So what is a person-centered office design?
Person-centered design is based on the intended human wants and needs to come up with the elements/features that form the workspace. It is aimed at responding to the emotional journey and physical interactions of man and space. Accordingly, people-centric workspace designs will focus on the preferences and needs of the space users, break down barriers and create the best conditions for them to work, dedicate, and maximum productivity.'
The person-centered office design process
The goal of a person-centered office design is to create spaces with the highest possible utility, including space usage, space efficiency, and the ability to respond to work-related needs (including entertaining, interactive, social) of the user. This process can be visualized in four phases:
- Clarify the context: Define clearly who will be using the space, the user's request
- Determine the details of the space requirements: The features required to meet the user's requirements, the aesthetics, and the itinerary of the user's space experience.
- Make plans and solutions to meet detailed requirements: Here office design units or individuals who undertake the project to set up new office space of the business can discuss together to make. detailed plans, solutions in terms of spatial layout, color, interior, trend .... tangible factors forming the space to meet the requirements identified in period 2.
- Evaluation: After space is put into operation, the business can give feedback to the design unit to make appropriate adjustments.
Completing this process is not easy, it requires the coordination of the investor business as well as professionalism and strictness in the design process of the office design unit. AFA Design has been interested in the concept of person-centered office design since 2015, projects such as Gold Sun office design, FPT Office Design are all large-scale projects. follow this motto. Investor's insight into each project plays an important role in the success of people-centered workspace design projects. At the same time, the design unit itself also needs to have a professional and strict design process to ensure the continuity of the process and the forming space not far from reality.