[Seoul Creative Lab] Seoul, Republic of Korea
The Seoul Creative Lab in Seoul, Korea, is a educational institution open to all the public—anyone can join in. A year after its opening, some 10,000 people have used this space.
[id KAIST] Daejeon, Republic of Korea
The KAIST building is rather old, having been built in 1970. Renovation made for a space where students were encouraged to interact.
[Asiance] Seoul, Republic of Korea
A partner of the renowned global companies promoting Korea’s growth. An office producing digital innovation, in the Jeong-dong area where traditional Seoul lives on.
[Singtel Callcentre] Singapore
The transformation of SingTel’s work style was not limited to its digital departments. The redesign of the call center office environment is one example.
[Singtel Comcentre] Singapore
A young startup combining a traditional telecommunications carrier and innovative digital business. How is it that these people with contrasting work styles are together in the same office?
[The Co] Singapore
A coworking space in Singapore, with 80 percent of its tenants international companies. The community created here continues to expand outside the space as well.
[GSK] Philadelphia, USA
GSK has eliminated a way of working that is protected by the tough security common in the industry, and created a freer relationship both inside and outside the company and a more open working style. However, this was not born from idealistic thinking but through realistic discussions about results.
[Continuum] Boston, USA
Continuum: a consulting firm that understands customer issues, designs a strategy with a new point of view, and then creates a prototype from the seeds of that idea.
[Tumblr] New York, USA
It has been six years since the business began in 2007. Tumblr has since grown to be a service beloved around the world. It is an SNS in which photos, illustrations and other materials give a real sense about the bloggers; behind this is a connection between employees and the SNS community, and the presence of a unifying culture.
[Knotel] New York, USA
Although WeWork is all too famous for being the co-working space that represents New York, another company with a fresh approach has been gathering attention recently. Knotel was born in 2015, and today it has grown to over 40 locations in New York, San Francisco, and London.
[Squarespace] New York, USA
Squarespace has been praised for allowing its users to create websites of simple yet sophisticated designs. The company began when the Squarespace platform was launched back in 2004. Since then, it has grown to become a major company with around 2 million paying customers worldwide.
[Grand Central Tech] New York, USA
“New York is the best place in the country to establish your company. New York has a holistic, robust economy. There are creatives making theater, artists, bankers, people in media and entertainment, people in content and publishing. All of those industries are well represented here, and then there's a strong tech sector. You have a more healthy, enjoyable economy, which is not always the case in places like San Francisco where everyone is working on tech.”
[Acumen] New York, USA
Headquartered in New York, Acumen is a non-profit inviting philanthropic investment to find solutions for global poverty. Supporting their work is a worldwide network of volunteers through the +Acumen chapters around the world.
[Green Space] New York, USA
Not just a place for members to work, Green Spaces is about creating a community. There is exchange between community members, and an emphasis on making contact with external organizations. By connecting to society, there is the synergy that comes from interacting with groups rather than being alone.
[LABS] London, UK
London’s Camden has always been a place of creativity, but in recent years it has dealt with strong competition from other parts of the city. We investigate a new co-working space seeking to attract the next generation of diverse and innovative companies.
[SPACE10] Copenhagen, Denmark
SPACE10, Scandinavian furniture brand IKEA’s innovation laboratory, is drawing increased interest. Despite being entirely funded by IKEA, its activities are not directly connected to IKEA’s business. We look at the activities of this mysterious lab.
[Space Syntax Limited] London, UK
Have you heard of the concept of space syntax? It was first born in London in the 1970s as a method to mathematically analyze space. By simulating the movement of people in the space and analyzing the result, you can predict the layout and create the optimal design.
Working to Solve Medical Problems in the UK:
Translating Medical Research into Practice through Design
[The Helix Centre] London, UK
The Helix Centre is a joint project of Imperial College London (ICL), one of the world’s top science universities, and the world-famous Royal College of Art (RCA). Medical professionals collaborate with designers to solve issues in the healthcare system.
[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.