This site reports the organization to address the creation of advanced workplaces. It also describes efforts to change the process of work and behavior habits in addition to devising of office space.
[Rovio Entertainment] Espoo, Finland
Rovio Entertainment has grown rapidly while maintaining the company values and its story and being open to new ideas from outside at the same time. Worksight visits the home of the global phenomenon, “Angry Birds”.
[Aalto Design Factory] Espoo, Finland
A design research institute, but one creating the seeds for small, fast, affordable innovation through collaboration with corporations. We visit Finland’s Aalto Design Factory.
[Mindspace] Berlin, Germany
Mindspace was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2014. It entered Friedrichstrasse, Berlin in 2016. It quickly captured the hearts of the people of Berlin immediately after its opening, and captured attention as the unique co-working space.
[Sankt Oberholz] Berlin, Germany
Created in 2006, St. Oberholz is the oldest coworking space in Berlin. It has a history of creating famous startups, including SoundCloud and HelloFresh. What are the reasons behind its ability to attract people?
[HelloFresh] Berlin, Germany
HelloFresh is the global leading meal-kit delivery service. Since its foundation in 2011 it’s staff has grown massively, recently at 100 percent; it is a remarkable startup developing its business in nine countries, across three continents. Although the company is growing so rapidly, it’s very refreshing to see how they were able to keep their down-to-earth spirit and open and warm work culture.
[SAP Innovation Center Potsdam] Potsdam, Germany
SAP is known for its business ERP. Headquartered in souther-German Walldorf, it also established a research and development facility, the Innovation Center, in Potsdam. There you can look out at a lake, in an environment surrounded by nature. It is very different from the big city of Berlin. Why did SAP choose this location?
[Workshop Cafe] San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s Financial District is known as the “Wall Street of the West Coast.” In the area, there is a cafe where people gather day or night. Known as the Workshop Cafe, you can see the ingenuity of the founder in the creation of the space, the interior and its ease of use.
[LACI] Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles was a thriving community and a leader of the US manufacturing industry but it was suffering from environmental issues concerning dust, water and transpiration-related problems. AN NPO to attract outstanding cleantech companies, LACI, was created in the city. Its effects are already very visible in the short five years since its founding.
[Emerson College] Los Angeles
Emerson College was founded more than 130 years ago. Its faculty members teach marketing and communications, journalism, film, television, theater, screenwriting, and more. A large number of students graduate with these majors. The college also opened a campus in LA, Emerson College Los Angeles.
Solving Social Problems Through Participatory Design; An Innovation Unit Involving Citizens, Lab Corporations and Government
[MindLab] Copenhagen, Denmark
MindLab is an innovation unit bringing together Denmark’s Ministry of Business and Growth, Ministry of Children and Education and Ministry of Employment. Participatory design was used to involve citizens and resolve social issues.
[Deutsche Telekom AG] Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Telekom AG, a telecommunications company with Europe’s largest market share, has in recent years put additional efforts into expanding its internet-related services. The secret for its global success is their unique approach to innovation.
[Sitra] Helsinki, Finland
Sitra is Finland’s official body for social innovation. To resolve sophisticated, complex problems, it developed an original innovation method known as the Studio.
[Citizen Space] San Francisco, California, USA
Citizen Space, a key mover in the coworking space movement. From providing a simple facility, to today hosting the Co-Learning seminars, it develops a wide range of services. But at the heart of it, always, is the community-based coworking concept.
[TakingITGlobal] Toronto, Canada
The NGO TakingItGlobal (TIG) operates a website providing support to young people who are strongly interested in social issues such as poverty and health. It is based around just 15 employees, and has grown into a site with some 50 million users around the world. It provides a unique set of activities.
[Getty Images] Seattle, Washington, USA
The tough changes in the stock photo industry aren’t stopping the momentum of Getty Images, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. Despite gathering creative talent to Seattle from all over the world, the company is a rare example of a firm that has been able to retain its human resources. This article explores the reasons why this is true.
Stanford University’s special organization, where the innovation to turn design concepts into reality is taught
[D.SCHOOL] Palo Alto, California, USA
In order to deal with the high uncertainty about future prospects, the d.school provides an original method of problem solving. During our research, here we found a place where people apply their hands and heads, find their motivation and, through trial and error, find the hints for practical solutions.
[DigiPen Institute of Technology] Redmond, Washington, USA
DigiPen is a university that has produced a string of developers active in the US game industry. But why are they able to consistently train these excellent people at this university? The answer is that, rather than focusing on technology alone, they’ve designed a curriculum focused on thoroughly investigating the kinds of technology needed to produce a particular product and their students put this to practice year after year.
[OBSCURA DIGITAL] San Francisco, California, USA
A company creating globally surprising, revolutionary image technology requires individual passion, and the strong stimulus of a super group of colleagues. We look into this company where an environment has been created effectively bringing employees with sharp senses into working process.
Creating a highly public place to capture the desire for both external and internal self-realizationA
[WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION] San Francisco, California, USA
The reason that a group of just over 100 staff can manage the massive Internet infrastructure of one of the top-five globally-accessed sites is the involvement of outside resources. We discover the secrets behind this cohesive space where cooperating workers just stop by casually.
[Evernote] Redwood City California, USA
Just recently — in July of 2012— Evernote moved into a new office in Redwood City, California. The company has experienced explosive growth, but it has continued to build on its unique product, one that allows people on the move to synchronize their important information.