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A Positive Space to to Learn and Develop: The Garden School, Hackney

June 22, 2017

There is a wealth of evidence that harnessing a child’s innate attraction to the natural world through biophilic design can improve their physiological and psychological health. But despite this evidence, biophilic design principles have not been widely adopted in education spaces. There are all sorts of ways that biophilic design can be introduced into education…

Biophilic Design: A Pathway to WELL Certification at ASID Headquarters

June 18, 2017

I had the pleasure to visit ASID’s new HQ, the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications. Becoming the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications makes it truly one of a kind. ASID and Perkins+Will partnered to create an exceptional space that speaks to…

Five Stars for +Positive spaces in Yelp’s Headquarters

June 11, 2017

Designers are optimists. They find the good in a space and work to enhance it, creating a positive impact on its inhabitants. The goal: to go beyond productivity and provide inspiration. Interface wants to celebrate these positive spaces. While few people would refer to a bank of airline seats as a positive space, it functioned…

Can +Positive Spaces Boost Worker Well-Being and Productivity?

May 23, 2017

There’s been a wealth of evidence in recent years demonstrating a clear and measurable link between the way a space is designed and the productivity of workers. Here at Interface, we believe that design of a space should enhance the mood, productivity and creativity of those using it. Positive design is about making a space…

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Mindy O'Gara

Mindy O'Gara

With a passion for design and learning, Mindy O’Gara blends both of these talents into her daily role as Director of Product and Learning Experience at Interface.

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