A Social Design of two offices For the School of Real Estate and Land Management, Royal Agricultural Univeristy,
Cirencester, UK / Nov 2012- Nov 2013, By: Negin Minaei
Before (Nov 2012) After (Nov 2013) After (Sep 2014)
Ms. Sue Roffe and Ms. Sue Smith: "Negin transformed our office space
from a messy jumble to a streamlined office which was much more pleasant
to work in. The whole area was easier to manage and the colour scheme fitted very well into the space. She even created an informal space for
visitors which had not previously been available. The whole make over helped to
create a healthy and efficient environment. We were very pleased with the outcome."
This social design was the result of collaboration between the designer and the staff through interviews and observation within two years.
- Closing multiple doors to these spaces and designing two main entrances both for the dean's and administrative offices from inside and outside.
- Change of flooring from old carpets to new healthy and comfortable ones for the staff (carpet) and
- Improvement in indoor lighting
- Reorganization of the office spaces and designing new spaces such as a visitor space, a waiting space
- Replacing some of the existing furniture with functional ones such as book cases and storage spaces
To see the whole process, click on the PDF file .
In this project, our customers were7 university lecturers who were not happy with their workspaces. We worked with them and studied their workspace from environmental psychology perspective. We provided a report explaining their level of stress, social anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. We offered design solutions and suggest them how to overcome the problem.
A paper was written based on our study and was published in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 49-64, 2014.
Nov 2013- Sep 2014
By: Negin Minaei
Dr. Ali Parsa, the dean: "Negin did an excellent job transforming the Dean's office and School Admin office to a slick, efficient and modern workspace and at substantially reduced cost."
In summer 2017, Negin Minaei from EnDesign, Tina Gatt from CAS, Shelbey Pillon from the Community Living and Borislav Jovic from Family services created a team to work on the issues of regional transport in Windsro Essex county.
We attended the Social Innovation Windsor Essex event and could won the challenge. We were offered a fund to establish a local start-up to address the existing issues and provide solutions.
We are called 'Let's Get Moving'.
We can deliver talks,seminars and workshops at different levels at your host institute including univerisities, educational institutes, governmental and non-governmental organizations and public/private firms. The aim is to transfer the latest knowledge of research discoveries to practitioners and educate public.Knowledge is power. Please see oure educational services including workshops, seminars and courses under courses. Virtual presentations is also possible.
EnDesign in collaboration with the University of Windsor, Faculty of Engineering has organized a series of talks on Sustainable Smart Citie and good urbanism to raise awareness on cities’ challenges, sustainability, and resiliency as a necessity for cities and possible solutions that should be employed now to prevent future problems. Speakers are academicians, professionals, and activists in the relevant fields. Visit the Event page for the detailed list of talks.
Testimonials: Dr. Rowan Middleton /The event organizer/ Youth Section, UK
" Negin led an excellent session on the interactions between self and environment, focusing the beneficial effects on our
memory and wellbeing that can be achieved through positive interaction with our environment. The session was an innovative
Have you noticed a social problem in your work area, neighborhood or your city? Problems such as lack of social cohesion or trust in your environment or community? We are able to study that and find the reasons. In addition, we can propose solutions to help improving the situation.We have experiences of working in different scales, national, regional and local projects in different countries from housing to regeneration and impact assessment in areas related to the built environment and human interactions.This could be a refurbishment of a household to make it user-friendly or environmentally-friendly or desiging social interactions in a neighbourhood
An Intervention Event funded by the Human Resource of the Royal Agricultural University
Location: Cirencester, United Kingdom