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Friday
Aug042017

Design and the Art of the Game App

Illustration: Doug Wittnebel

We sat down with design director Doug Wittnebel in the Gensler Oakland office to discuss how the emerging world of virtual game apps is exposing a universe of spatial journeys and strategy experiences that are challenging us to see and create space in new ways—and how they may impact design’s future.

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Thursday
Jul202017

You Are Considered a Consumer, Even at Work

Image courtesy Josh Rose

We are all consumers. We are increasingly living in an economy driven by the consumption of experiences, even at work. Purpose is the new convenience. Innovation is now driven by the pursuit of a better world. To appeal to emerging generations entering the workforce and yielding increased purchasing power, companies are recognizing that it’s no longer enough to offer an attractive benefits package or compelling offer; they have to be inspiring as well.

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Thursday
Jun222017

What’s Next in Product Design? NeoCon Gives a Sneak Peek

West Elm Workspace with Inscape - Conduit System. Image © West Elm.

Each year, thousands of architects, designers and executives descend upon NeoCon for a first look at new products and prototypes, and to check out the latest commercial interiors trends for a preview of where the industry is headed.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

Dear Office Worker, The Future Is Free-Address

CBRE Los Angeles Headquarters, Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Dear Office Workers,

It’s about your stuff. I’m talking about the picture of your dog, your coffee cup with the clever saying, the row of shoes you may want to wear one day, or the collection of beer cozies you’ve collected over the years. It’s about your primordial need to keep that stuff on display. I get it. You are marking your territory. But here’s the problem. Your fear of losing your stuff is standing in the way of workplace progress.

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Monday
Jun192017

Digital Transformation: Using Augmented Reality to Experience Design

Brian Smale © 2017 Microsoft

The new reality of design is here, and it’s virtual. Creative imagination allows our clients to experience completed spaces in any stage of the design process. With the technology becoming faster and less expensive, it allows us to take the digital assets we are creating during the design process and evaluate them in the context of their environment.

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