Does modern technology create more innovative office designs?

Does modern technology create more innovative office designs?

Does modern technology create more innovative office designs?

Although the core skills needed to design practical and aesthetically pleasing working environments remain constant, the tools that help designers to achieve their aims are constantly evolving. The latest software applications provide office design firms with the ability to produce more accurate representations of their creative visions and to share them with other designers in remote locations. Whether you are contemplating a major office refurbishment project for your existing premises or the creation of a modern interior for a new building that you are moving into, working with a design team that has plenty of experience with the latest software will ensure that you end up with a contemporary workspace that meets the needs of both your company and your employees.

Benefits of Using State-of-the-Art Design Software

The latest interior design software has much to offer both designers and their clients. We have listed a few of the key benefits below, to give you some idea of what you stand to gain when working with a company that makes full use of the best software packages currently available.

  • Substantial Cost Savings – Design applications that increase productivity, such as CAD software, can reduce the overall lead time when creating new office interiors, a fact that significantly reduces the associated costs as well. CAD software is not new of course - it has been around for 40 or 50 years in one guise or another – but the latest iterations provide designers with a toolset that enables them to complete new commercial designs more quickly, without making any sacrifices as far as quality or accuracy are concerned.
  • Innovation – The ability to make quick changes to designs that modern software provides means that designers can afford to be more imaginative and daring with the layouts they create for commercial customers. If a new design feature does not work as expected, it can quickly be removed. Furthermore, because the latest applications store multiple versions of the same design, it is easy to revert to a previous iteration in the event that things do not go as planned. If you are looking for a design team that can afford to take risks without delaying your project or incurring additional costs on your behalf, choose one that uses the latest design software.
  • Communicating Ideas – The same technology that is helping software companies to produce popular virtual reality apps for home interiors is being used by professional design teams to communicate their ideas to clients. When you can see 3-dimensional images of your new office interior before any work is actually done on it, you can spot potential problems and fix them at a much earlier stage, without spending thousands of pounds in the process. You can also trial numerous new ideas and see what they look like, at a minimal cost.

The Most Important Tools and What They Have to Offer

The technology that has made the biggest difference to office design companies in the last 50 years has to be computer-aided design (CAD) software, which revolutionised drafting offices following its widespread adoption in the mid to late 1970s. Boosting productivity and making it easy for design teams in physically disparate locations to collaborate on large-scale projects, CAD applications also brought improvements in the accuracy and quality of work that designers produced.

More recently, the refinement of 3D imaging and the virtual reality tours that this technology makes possible has enabled designers to show their clients exactly what their visions would look like when turned into physical reality. The ease with which design teams can now communicate and share ideas with their clients has done much to drive innovation in recent years, and has probably saved countless millions of pounds too: you no longer have to wait until a new office space is completed to see whether it is truly what you want; you can see everything on a virtual reality tour and change your mind before it is too late if necessary.

Room Sensors: Another Potentially Revolutionary Technology

Most people are familiar with motion sensors, which can sense movement in a room and thereby deduce whether it is occupied or not. These sensors can be very useful to office design teams, helping them to monitor usage of various spaces and to adapt layouts as and when necessary. However, more advanced sensors are currently being developed, sensors which could turn flexible workspaces from an industry buzzword into concrete reality.

With the ability to determine local air temperature, light intensity, ambient sound amplitude, and even the air quality, as well as how many people are actually in a particular space, the latest room sensors will provide designers with a wealth of information and could be used in conjunction with other new technologies to adapt workspaces in real time. For example: when combined with biometric sensors that monitor the heart rate, skin temperature, and brain waves of individual occupants, they could be used to adjust working environments to enhance the physical wellbeing and moods of those who occupy them on a daily basis.

At Saracen Interiors, we have a great deal of experience of using the latest software applications to help our clients realise their dreams as far as office refurbishment and interior design projects are concerned.

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