The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts

Boucher, Andy and Law, Andy. 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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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.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design > Interaction Research Studio


May 2003Published

Event Location:

HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom


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Royal College of ArtUNSPECIFIED

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23 Nov 2010 13:52

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29 Apr 2020 15:29


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