Workplace concepts are based on operational performances that are rooted in spatial and social metrics. SUPERSPACE has developed and services a software toolchain to generate the evidence behind workplaces to assess the success of existing layouts and design options:
Occupancy Analysis and Visualization
We conduct and occupancy studies and collect data on desk utilization and layout activation. The data is automatically analysed, visualized and output into heatmaps and time-based activation charts. Reports are generated to produce insights into efficiencies and group layouts and overall floorplate utlization.
Floorplate Efficiency Simulation
When deciding between a number of possible floorplate options, multiple efficiencies are measured such as tenancy efficiencies, partitioning feasibility, natural daylight and direct sunlight, visual connectivity or depth. We calculate all metrics automatically and compile a feasibility report with visualized performances, tabled data and comparative infovis.
During briefing and needs analysis stages, large quantities of data is being collected that requires organization and translation into block & stack diagrams. We seamlessly organize, analyse and translate collected data into interactive block & stack diagrams where designers can plan workteam adjacencies and capacity scenarios.
Automatic Layout Assessment
Workplace layouts are assessed on their area efficiencies, circulation performances and workgroup relations. Over 20 metrics help us guide clients and designers in understanding if their layouts are compliant with their operational requirements and utilization concepts. Workgroup relations are evaluated based on spatial conditions, mutual perception, connectivity and amenity provision and their optimum arrangement according to project and enterprise management system data. Desk and circulation configurations across whole buildings are assessed for their spatial hierarchy to generate neighbourhood maps of conditions and operations. Concepts such as ABW, dynamic working or Agile can be tested.
Workgroup Allocation Simulation
Matching workgroups with best locations and in relation to their operations is a complex task. A dynamic group allocation simulation provides the option to clients and designers to test their assumptions about adjacencies and amenity provision by allowing simulated staff and group to automatically search for best distribution within the building. Simulated staff will search for desk and floorplate conditions and simultaneously check for best operational adjacencies. Transitions between project scheduling can be tested or forecast across multiple projects.
Data from the above models are stored and compiled into benchmark reports that provide clients with comparative performance analysis of their existing portfolio, supports needs analysis for new scopes and helps specify guidelines for future workplace designs.