Isolating Individuals from Surrounding Environment: The Method to Keep Temporary Personal Private Space in Open Plan Office

by Yatian Kuang

Institution: Savannah College of Art and Design
Year: 2016
Keywords: Thesis (M.F.A.)  – Industrial Design; Savannah College of Art and Design  – Department of Industrial Design
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2066438
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Works cited: pages 87-89. 'This thesis focused on solving the problem between communication and isolation in the open plan office. Besides helping employees to understand the importance of the private work space and the effective communication in the public space, it offered a creative and novel way which is carrying a 'Q-Box' at work to help workers keep the balance in the workspace. After redesigning the work environmental settings and accessories in the open plan office, it could propel companies' development and get more success.' Keywords: open plan office, emotions, privacy, isolation, communication, boundaries, distractions Advisors/Committee Members: CHAIR: Wittkamp, Joel, McCabe, John, Smith, Craig.