Reflections

It’s time to get back into sleep: but how?

It’s time to get back into sleep: but how?
In a world that never stops, with offices open around the clock and global business operating throughout international time zones, it seems that we...

5 ways to help boost your concentration

5 ways to help boost your concentration
After considerable research on the world wide web; scanning through reports on various different websites, some industry and others consumer-based,...

Could beating the effects of jet lag be our next big challenge?

Could beating the effects of jet lag be our next big challenge?
This is a linear narrative that is repeated throughout our history. We invent world-changing technology, adopt our lifestyles, cities and economies...

What do office workers really want?

What do office workers really want?
Okay, it’s hard to generalise what all office workers want. And perhaps that’s why, with the rising fad of work-life company values, we’ve seen the...

Twitter shows how your choice of words shifts throughout the day

Twitter shows how your choice of words shifts throughout the day
What if I told you that your precise choice of words has weight? Much more than you might have ever been told or taught. In fact, according to a re...

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around
It’s been long assumed – and at times simply taken as a given – that sleep deprivation is a secondary effect of mental health disturbance. The comm...

The future of the workplace is about designing productivity

The future of the workplace is about designing productivity
“The majority of office design focuses on reducing the cost of the space rather than on inspiring people to do better work”, says Despina Katsikaki...

How can technology help us change our habits?

How can technology help us change our habits?
Despite our complex intellect’s desire to make us think that all of our activities are a result of conscious, well thought-through decision making,...

What does connected living really mean?

What does connected living really mean?
Connected living is the new buzzword that lays at the intersection of the tech, construction, architecture and design industries. It seems as thoug...

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant
Many are aware that the crux function of the Melatonin hormone is to help us fall asleep, which is indeed one of its most visible qualities. But th...

Sleeping in on the weekend isn’t the solution to tiredness, it might just be the cause

Sleeping in on the weekend isn’t the solution to tiredness, it might just be the cause
It’s a common misconception that sleep deprivation during the week can be restored over the weekend. Lay-ins have become somewhat synonymous with w...

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward
As written on the Victoria & Albert museum’s website “In the beginning science and art were one.” The development of research embedded in the c...