OUR WAY OF WORKING
OUR WAY OF WORKING
The role of the interior designer M+R sees the role of interior architect as director, translating the wishes and requirements of the users and the findings resulting from the coordination with these users into innovative, feasible plans that match the wishes and identity of our clients. In this role, M+R advises its clients in all facets of our field: space, light, color, materials, sustainability, innovation, quality, comfort, ambiance and techniques.
PUTTING THE USER CENTER
To create the right experience and design, we use an integrated design approach in which the user is central. The interaction with users and the design research of our agency ensures a suitable design of, for example, the environment, process, interaction or communication. This interactive approach provides insight into the actual activities, wishes and the way in which these are experienced by all those involved. By experiences we mean the perceptions, feelings and interpretations of activities, spaces, social interaction and desired appearance (DNA).
KEY RESEARCH QUESTIONS
What happens now? What is the relationship between people, place and resources over time?
How is housing experienced now? What are the main influences on this experience?
How can this be better? And why?
Where are the opportunities and possible problems? Where can the most 'gain of experience ' be achieved? How?
M+R has developed resources for the design research; Part of the design research is the active involvement of users in interactive work sessions and workshops. This is an interactive process, in which we use visual aids, reference images and games. The design research is a qualitative research to generate rich, visualized insights as input for the design process.
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH PHASE
Giving direction to the plans for the new working environment through insight into the current and desired experiences of, among others, the users, regarding to the current accommodation. The experiences are related to the current accommodation and experiences and developments within the current organization in general;
Active involvement of users and its employees (focus group) to increase involvement and to offer the opportunity to influence the realization of the new environment.