Author: Paige Hodsman

Activity-based design and acoustics at the workplace designers’ office

Practising what they preach When you walk into Oktra’s new head office, you know immediately something is different. The design team here have struck a unique balance of buzz and serenity and created an inspiring workplace experience. If Oktra couldn’t get it right, who could? They are, after all, workplace designers creating effective spaces for […]

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On-line questionnaire looking at office psychacoustics and noise distraction

Dr. Nigel Oseland of Workplace Unlimited along with Paige Hodsman, Concept Developer for Offfice Environments in the UK and Ireland have conducted a literature review of over 100 research papers on how people respond to noise in the workplace.  They found that scientific studies exploring the impact of noise on satisfaction report that on average sound only accounts […]

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