June 17, 2022
Coworking secret sauce: Experience unbound with Imogen Privett
Episode 10 of Workplace Geeks sees Chris Moriarty and Ian Ellison talking with workplace innovation consultant and senior research associate at UnWork/WORKTECH Academy, Dr. Imogen Privett, discussing the fascinating content and findings from her recent doctoral thesis, Experience Unbound: The Effects of Coworking on Workplace Design Practice. Imogen’s research offers a cautionary tale for interested organisations – merely adopting the spatial strategies or aesthetics of coworking without acknowledging the careful curation of space and relationships is unlikely to yield positive results.
Whilst coworking spaces often bring to mind flexible workspace solutions and particular design aesthetics (including, but not limited to Chesterfield sofas and beer taps) popularised by well known brands, it can more comprehensively be thought of as a member-centric workplace solution that blends elements of ethos, service, engagement and workspace design to craft unique and meaningful user experiences.
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