Designing Positivity

As we continue to face one of the greatest global challenges in modern times—upending every facet of our lives, from the domestic sphere to the workplace—we are presented with an opportunity to redesign our world for the better: to rethink our spaces and space-related practices to be more equitable and human-centered.

We now have an imperative to be more active in the public realm, to incorporate more sustainable practices, and to bring equity to all spaces—including the workplace. In this paper, Mary Lee Duff (Senior Director of Strategy at IA) and Su-San Tan (Director, Workplace Strategy & Insights at Space Matrix) discuss how we can work toward the goal of bolstering the end user’s physical and psychological wellness and, by extension, the health and resilience of the communities of which they are part.