The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts

Andy Boucher*, Andy Law

*Corresponding author for this work

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This exploratory project investigated the counter-utopian view that conflict can be used as a tool for innovation within collaborative groups. A series of proposals for disruptive office furniture embodied emerging ideas about innovation through conflict. The proposals for Disruptive Office Furniture offer an exaggerated viewpoint on solutions that actively promote innovation and collaboration. They are devised to be brash, outspoken, and confrontational whilst initiating discussion on what tools for innovative work environments may be.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event1AD: First International Conference on Appliance Design - HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 May 20038 May 2003


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Research Group keywords

  • Interaction Research Studio


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