Book, 136 pages, 7.75in x 10in
This book explores the visceral emotional interactions that individuals have with their working environments through personal narratives. A variety of individuals in numerous professions were interviewed for the project. Excerpts from these interviews were then used to create personas for each participant that would determine the aesthetic and typographic treatment of their ideas about their spaces.
Each of the participants’ chapters have a distinct typographic treatment utilizing the typefaces Thesis Serif and Thesis Sans, in order to convey the wide and varied ideas each had about their spaces. The identity of the book and the author’s words are treated using Crank8. Each of the six chapters of the book deals with one individual, and is preceeded by an essay written by me which discusses their unique interactions with their working spaces. The chapters range in length from
18 to 26 pages.
The book also includes an introductory essay on working spaces, and an appendix containing the journal article “work|spaces: Merging Ethics with Authenticity”, which was a praxis paper written for a design research class. The journal article discusses the various ethical questions raised by representing a participants words and ideas through the design process, as well as the establishment of a system of checks and balances which informed the research process.
The final book is case-bound and foil-stamped, with a printed dust jacket and is 136 pages of workspace-filled fun.
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For more information on the project, take a look at the project blog.
View some process videos from the making of the project here.
Link to the journal article "workspaces: Merging Ethics with Authenticity" in conference publication format. (pdf 3.4mb)