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.
Applied research is a core component of our design approach across all sectors we work within. None more important than the Education sector and in particular higher education institutions, for which the drivers influencing design, delivery and maintenance of campuses are broad and in constant flux.
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 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.
Head of Design Research
Senior Design Researcher
CONSCIOUS CITIES JOURNAL
Atkins Human-Centred Design
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