Close your eyes and go to your happy place: where are you?
I’m outside on a picnic bench in a peaceful beer garden. The sun is shining and I’m working with colleagues over a few drinks. The pub has great WiFi so we’ve connected to our laptops and started collaborating on projects we’re working on – the creative juices are in full flow, and we’re sharing some fantastic ideas.
Everyone’s in a positive mood and enjoying their work, as they’re focused on what they’re doing and being productive. If someone gets stuck there’s always help on hand from across the table if required. I feel these are the best environments for “out of the box” brainstorming before we get back to the office to implement the go-forward plan we’ve come up with.
People will always respond to great design, because great design responds to people.