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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Architectural design, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

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This Presentation was made at the KM2015, Knowledge Management Symposioum, Dublin Castle, 2015


This visual presentation looks at the history of office spatial design, particularly in relation to the evolution of the Open Plan office. Starting with the invention of the steel beam which facilitated the creation of large open-plan floorplates in the later part of the 19th Century, the presentation looks at examples of open plan offices up to the present day. In particular this presentation looks at “the cubicle” and the impact of office spatial and furniture design on different work-modes including collaboration and concentration.