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Interior design science finds that perfect marriage between aesthetic appeal and practicality to create personalized spaces that increase productivity and stimulates the growth of your brand culture. Design science allows a design to deliver a desired and calculated result by using various methodologies. By identifying a spatial problem, and finding a design solution to solve it, designing by science is in high demand from clients looking to improve their brand identity whilst improving their productive spaces. The purpose of interior design no longer attends to only the appearance of the space but also the function and potential of it. There are a growing number of various scientific tools that assist in achieving this. Revolve engages with these such tools.

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is essentially design that is created to assist people with their interactions to products, processes and systems. As your design should increase productivity by use of space, equipment and environment, an understanding of it is crucial. Many ask the question, “How can interior design affect my productivity?” This can be answered by the simple example of an employee who is required to sit at a computer for most of the day. By not understanding the needs of this employee, and the physical strain caused by a badly positioned computer, the employee does not enjoy their work environment at all. It is associated with physical discomfort and lack of concentration. By simple design, the ergonomics of this situation is rectified, ensuring a happier employee producing a better standard of work.

Proxemics

Proxemics is essentially the physical distance between two or more people. It is derived from the sociological study of how the distance between two people can affect communication. When someone is too close to you when speaking to you, you can feel uncomfortable as they are in your personal space. In another instance, when a person you need to communicate with is too far away, the communication becomes hostile, as the person has to raise their voice. Understanding these elements and how to create workspaces that manage these communication issues is a part of strategic design.

Generation mapping

Each generation entering the work force are characterized by specific traits of the generation, such as the “Baby Boomers” and “generation X”. The current generation entering the workforce is “Generation Y” or “Millennials”. This generation ranks “Quality of Life” as a key goal. They also tend to consider their work surroundings as an indication of their employers value of them. More and more research shows that companies that place a focus on employees are performing better than direct competitors. Their employees also recognize their value in the company and are less willing to move. People-centric designs and products such as Design Auditing assist in creating workspaces that instill a sense of value into employees.