is a good day at work that hard to come by?
IKEA hosted a hackathon to reinvent the way we work in the future with the theme ‘Think outside the cubicle – Hack the workplace of the future’.
The challenge was to imagine a dream workplace and see how technology can help create a smart office to improve out work lives.
Methods & Tools Brainstorm Interview
Exploring the concept of a workplace we decided to focus on the emerging needs of the freelancer (or the part-timer, the startupper, the flex-worker). A large portion of the people with these titles are also beginning their career with no history of working in a traditional workplace. The interactive and flexible nature of their work makes confinement a hinderance. Constraints should be replaced with mindfulness to get the most from the workday.
Removing the structured barriers of cubicle worklife, we decided to facilitate with an open environment that can be adaptive to circumstantial needs. The workplace should by a dynamic environment suitable to a variety of working styles. It should create an ambient environment for collaboration, relaxation and for focus.
Methods & Tools Solidworks Keyshot
Everyday is not the same; every hour even more so. Your work has a tendency of fluctuating – in volume, required attention and in stimulation. This is true of your mood as well. Finding the right environment that is conducive to your present needs can help you make the best use of your time.
out with constraints; in with mindfulness
MyCo helps you find the perfect ‘Mind’place to work based on your Mood, to make the most of your day.
When you have impending deadlines or when you have a lot to get done. Time is of the essence.
When you are just having a typical day and welcome the questions and discussions.
When something needs your complete and undivided attention. Distractions are unwelcome!
When you want to take some time off from work. Coffee and conversations!
Felvänd is the physical extension of MyCo. Together, they help you select and find the location with the perfect ‘Mind’place
Felvänd – Swedish for ‘upside-down’
Methods & Tools Storyboard Mock-up
|Client||Inter IKEA Systems|
|Team||Demosthenis Katsouris, Hayagreev Narayan, Henrik Elmkvist, Susana Herrera, Nakul Paricharak & Kashyap Krishna|