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The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts

Boucher, Andy and Law, Andy. May 2003. 'The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts'. In: 1AD: First international conference on appliance design. HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

This exploratory project investigated the counter-utopian view that conflict can be used as a tool for innovation within collaborative groups. A series of proposals for disruptive office furniture embodied emerging ideas about innovation through conflict. The proposals for Disruptive Office Furniture offer an exaggerated viewpoint on solutions that actively promote innovation and collaboration. They are devised to be brash, outspoken, and confrontational whilst initiating discussion on what tools for innovative work environments may be.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio

Dates:

DateEvent
May 2003Published

Event Location:

HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom

Item ID:

4730

Date Deposited:

23 Nov 2010 13:52

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 13:38

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4730

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