The economic benefits of Human-Centred Design
Atkins has produced a study on the relationship between wellness and productivity – the underlying data research was conducted by researchers from Imperial College London in partnership with Atkins, and seeks to examine how human-centred design can promote improved health and wellbeing with spin-off benefits in terms of greater productivity.LATEST STUDY
Combined views of nature & daylighting can improve productivity & absenteeism up to 6.5%. (Ihab M.K. Elzeyadi, 2011)
6% reduction in measured stress by improving social cohesion in the workplace through layout design. (Pilot study for Bank of America: Waber B.(2013) )
Mental health problems cost UK Employers £26 billion each year.(CIPD factsheets 2015)
570,000 hours lost per year due to workplace absences linked to poor building design in UK. (Jon Guest, Economic Study - Atkins, 2016)
We’re working with Bournemouth University to bring together staff and students from the Faculty of Health and Social Science, currently located in disparate facilities around the campus, in a new gateway building which embodies health and wellbeing.
We are using Our Human-Centred Design solution to gain a deeper understanding of the aspirations and priorities of the wide range of people that will be using a new facility to support both teaching and research environments for student and staff from three different faculties at the University of Glasgow.
Lime Tree Primary Academy brings a new way of teaching and learning that blends indoor and outdoor learning in new and exciting ways
Head of Design Research
We’re keen to share our thoughts on the role we can play as designers to support the health and wellbeing not just of our clients, but of everyone, as well as build the social and economic argument for doing so.
We share our thoughts on our own website as well as in industry journals and the national press.
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Welcome to the Wellbeing survey.
We know that the impact a particular space or building has on our sense of wellbeing can differ between individuals and look forward to hearing your responses to our questions. The information you provide will help to ensure your health and wellbeing are embedded as part of the design development process.
You can gain access to the survey by entering your organisation’s username and password below.