Behavior: Influencing workplace design.

Is behavior even something you consider when designing a workplace? Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves but we all wear our behavior on our sleeves. Good or bad, it’s there for us all to see. If you consider our behavior makes us who we are and our actions essentially define us it’s important […]

Opinion: Have one. Your design depends on it.

You’re a Canadian designer. You’re polite, not opinionated. Canadians are often stereotyped as being polite and apologetic — almost to a fault. Most stereotypes, however, are rooted in truth. And though we have a diverse workforce with many cultures represented, I still can see the Canadian in the people I work with. Despite our polite […]

Due diligence: Become a design superstar.

How important is due diligence in your work? As is the norm for the design business we all deal with the pressure of workload on a regular basis. We all have had a lot of work, and our teams are continuously challenged to meet their deadlines. Scope change, demanding clients and fast-paced projects are the […]

Workplan: Building an effective tool.

Everything you wanted to know about The Workplan …but were afraid to ask. Managing workflow is a challenge every consultancy faces, and the Workplan is a tool whose value has been consistently underrated as a way to effectively manage work in a studio. Our environment is challenging and fast-paced, and it can be stressful. We […]