Does Creative Interior Design Contribute To Commercial Success?
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been called a ‘miracle university’ receiving attention for its runaway success, having been ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide after being opened only 25 years ago. The university’s president, Professor Tony Chan joked “We credit feng shui”, referring to the ancient Chinese philosophical system encompassing harmony in design and nature. But could it be that design really does help ensure success for businesses, stores, offices, schools and warehouses? The research certainly seems to indicate the great interior design contributes to the success of students in schools, the popularity of retail stores, and the well-being and efficiency of office workers.
If you feel like your office design is hindering your focus and performance rather than enhancing it, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that nearly 90% of workers around the world are less than satisfied with their work environments, and the main reason for this is a lack of privacy. While open plan working and living has been extremely popular in recent years and is great for collaborating and transparency, open office plans do detract from providing workers with a personal space to focus and concentrate.
Sunlit and airy open spaces promote employee wellbeing, while the right level of privacy and peace facilitates efficient work. A certified interior designer can help coordinate your office for the right amount of privacy and interaction with a light and bright atmosphere that facilitates concentration and well-being.
Numerous studies have shown that classrooms and learning spaces that incorporate natural daylight, the opportunity for activity, and seating designs that enhance collaboration show a moderate to exceptional increase in student engagement, grades, motivation and creativity. These findings can also apply to workplaces. Classrooms and workplaces that are designed to incorporate natural influences such as plants and daylight as well as promote physical activity, not only boost creativity and focus but also bolster student and employee health and satisfaction, reducing the amount of sick days taken.
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helps you to choose high quality design solutions for offices, workspaces and classrooms that promote improved well-being and performance of your employees and students.
Research has shown that the way you design the layout and style of your retail store can affect how your customers respond to merchandise, and how much time they spend in the store. A comfortable, welcoming and well-designed store will attract and retain more customers that an unattractive, overcrowded and poorly designed store. It’s a well-known fact in the retail community that 90% of customers will turn right on entering a store, and that a path through a store can be determined and mapped by insightful design.
An interior designer can help you ensure that your customers are comfortable, see all the products you want them to see, and move to the areas in your store where you want your customers to spend more time. Although we like to think of ourselves as individuals, we tend to follow fairly predictable patterns in retail settings. A certified interior designer can harness that knowledge to produce better outcomes for store owners and a more comfortable shopping experience for customers. To learn more about how professional interior design can boost the commercial success of your workplace, education institution or retail space, contact your local certified interior designer for unique insights on your commercial design.