WeWork Office Prototypes
Experience • Interface • Animation
One of my first projects at Hush involved concepting and prototyping possible smart-interiors for WeWork's future modular office spaces. Hush looked to express WeWork's motto of "Make a life, not just a living" in its new spaces through various architectural and interactive interventions.
My role in this project consisted of conducting research, creating user journeys, storyboards, and creating interface animations for a final animatic prototype.
In this concept, we outline three key motivators for a better indoor lighting system:
WeWork's Open Skies is a mutable digital ceiling that addresses the passage of time and the need to visually connect with the sky over the course of the day. Individuals interface with this ceiling through a mobile interface that gives them immediate control. The colors provided are geared towards productivity and balancing circadian rhythms.
For this concept, we detail three motivators for an environmental notification system:
WeWork's Gentle Reminders works to keep you aware of your goals and build great habits without disrupting your valuable concentration. Addressable architectural accent lights pulse to deliver important reminders throughout the day.
Gentle Reminders software uses an existing calendar API and the users own data to power the lights. A mobile and desktop interface allows direct user engagement through their personal calendar.
Here are three reasons for installing human-scaled digital work surfaces:
The WeWork Collaboration Board is an interface that offers a new perspective on office workflow by encouraging new ways of thinking and collaborating at the human scale.
Why flexible, adaptable office spaces are a must:
Wework technology provides more humane and more efficient workspace allowing occupants to quickly change their environment. A simple interface lets you change the following all at once: the transparency of partitions through addressable electrochromic glass, ceiling and accent lighting, sound within the space, and content on the Community Board.
WeWork came to us to create multiple spatial concepts for their product, the office space. The process of concepting and prototyping this project was fast paced, iterative, and felt like multiple design sprints.
What we created for WeWork was intended to be a conversation starter for internal stakeholders. These prototypes were made with a desire to aid the well-being, productivity, and sense of community for the office workers of the near future.
© Mostyn Griffith 2020