A workspace is much more than a container for people. And it’s much more than a tool used to perform a task.
A well-designed workspace participates in performing the task, enabling optimal human performance–cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Haworth's Global Design & Innovation team's studies have identified 10 core Affordances vital to human performance in any workspace, and critical to the design of an Organic Workspace®. When applied effectively, they help create the conditions that support well-being, allow people to do their best work, and enhance the workplace experience.
One of the central purposes of science is prediction–“when these conditions exist, this is what happens”. The purpose of applying Affordances to interior spaces is the same.
Using Affordances to tailor spaces to the specific needs of individuals and groups, Haworth offers solutions that optimize human performance.