Archives for March 2015

“Ugly” buildings and the importance of mindful communication

One of the most frequently disparaged buildings in recent Ontario history is Toronto’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum (above, photo courtesy of Royal Ontario Museum / Sam Javanrouh). The media have been unrelenting in their criticism of the building. Voting it “worst of the decade,” Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post (“Best […]

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Serious play in the city

Why would Deloitte’s Silicon Valley think-tank be studying online gamers and kite surfers? John Hagel and John Seely Brown’s hypothesis is that engaged employees will not be enough to sustain performance in uncertain times and where the half-life of a business model is constantly contracting. They argue that to thrive in the twenty-first-century world, a […]

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A day in the life of a graduate designer

When you say “interior designer”, people often think you “fluff cushions” for a living! However, there is so much more to the people-focused design approach: our whole philosophy centers on the end user and their day-to-day requirements, then developing tailored design solutions to meet their needs. Direction for this comes from our colleagues in workplace strategy – […]

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