For the past several months, I have been co-authoring a series of articles with Yoko Kawai, Lecturer at Yale School of Architecture and co-founder of MIRAI Work Space. We’re focusing on “Human-Centric Work Environment: Design and Technology.”
The series discusses ways for us to stay healthy while working in the New Normal that the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated by taking advantage of both spatial design and technology. Yoko focuses on the design aspects, and I am writing from the technological perspective. We explore how spatial design and innovative technologies can blend harmoniously to help us work and stay well regardless of where we are.
We are a part of the spaces we inhabit—a sort of relationship. Yoko first developed the concept of “human-centric” work environments using aspects from the Japanese Buddhist way of perceiving the body and space. We want to help readers view space and technology from a first-person perspective and provide guidance on how to use them better for well-being and optimized productivity.
Yoko and I have published the first three articles on the MIRAI Work Space site with several more to come throughout the summer months and into the fall.
To introduce you to the human-centric concept and share our collaborative writings, please visit the links below. I look forward to hearing your comments.
About MIRAI Work Space
Two professional, award-winning Japanese design firms joined forces to establish MIRAI Work Space with the mission to create workspaces that enhance both the well-being of individuals and the businesses. MIRAI provides three branches of “Space for Well-being” services: architecture/interior design, landscape design, and consultation.
Yvonne Burton provides services to Japanese firms operating internationally and companies operating in the Japanese market. To learn more, please visit burtonconsulting.biz.