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Designing Workplaces for Healthy Hubbub and Dimmer Lights

Dec 16, 2013 - Business Week

In an interview, Tom Eich, partner at IDEO, talked about workplace design. He said that the most common design flaw within workplaces nowadays is lighting. Most places are actually overlit, and there's a huge investment in the build-out to put in all kinds of headache-inducing cold color-temperature fluorescent lighting. Most people want to turn it off or down. He added that private offices can become horrible, horrible hiding places. There's also no going back from an economic standpoint; it's ...