CoreNet Global Summit, Hong Kong 2019
Hong Kong | 12 - 14 March 2019
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Human-Centric Metrics and the True Value of Space

March 13, 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Human-Centric Metrics and the True Value of Space

Financial metrics are the key drivers of commercial real estate strategy, but this single focus on budget can impact the quality of project outcomes and the well-being of occupants suffer. While economics matters, it is certainly possible to reconcile economics with interior design that is intelligent, interesting, and human-centered. If we focus on environmental and human-centric metrics--in addition to the financial ones--we can begin to shift the way we think about and value space. By moving away from the simplistic measure of "how much space costs" toward the more complex determination of "how space can support human capital", we can make the reasonable argument that good design falls on the positive side of the balance sheet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how the visual language of organizational space can cause an emotional response which will influence the opinion people form about an enterprise, its values, and the importance placed on the employees. 
  • Learn to create a business justification for human-centered design, including how to keep a project on track to achieve key human health and well-being goals when budgets, schedules, and codes threaten to derail design elements.
  • Explore the intersections between common design elements, the emotional states necessary for optimal work, and desired human sustainability outcomes.


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