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Sunday Morning: Design of Things or Experiences?


Simon Elliot

Managing Partner

4xi Global Consulting & Solutions


I woke up this morning to a lively chat on LinkedIn about the design of things, buildings and spaces vs. the design of people focused experiences. I went to reply to the group but ran out of space, so, I decided to share my meanderings over a mug (or two) of Sunday morning coffee.


The first post of the exchange read:

I learned this morning that a number of workplace folk were to start trying to clarify a number of terms for the physical workplace that are often used interchangeably - such as agile, flexible, activity-based and hybrid. Or any of the many other names for the same thing that have been invented since lockdown.

Yet this works on two levels.

First, what those who design the space determine it should be. So