Saenz Jonathan (Jasper) Sherman-Presser An urban office worker who doesn't work at Google Tel Aviv needs to feel surprised and delighted by 'natural' ambient sensations because the office environment feels stagnant and artificial.
and "biomimicry" Several home products related to ambience, less for office *"productive" space, not to be too comfortable. Office technologies generally are all or very little *Google Tel Aviv offices vs. a small "living wall" somewhere in an office Research insights: Viewing nature is literally [scientifically] a pleasurable + relaxing experience *fractal patterns "wakefully relaxed" *natural light better mood *views of prospect + refuge pleasing (Hagerhall, 2008) Stress Relief: No Nature <= Artificial Nature <<<< Actual Nature (Kahn, 2011)
variation in sensory stimuli in office environments? ...create a portable product that allows office workers to bring a bit of the natural environment with them regardless of the office space they're in? ...explore the sense of touch in creating a relaxing environment?