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How Microsoft Is Making Data-Driven Decisions to Craft its New Workplace Design Language

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Big Ideas Behind Microsoft?s New 'Design Language.'"

The ?Design Language for Place? guidelines emphasize craftsmanship, authentic materials, and locally inspired design details. In Buildings 31 and 32 on Microsoft?s Washington Redmond campus, this means evoking the outdoor culture and woodsy aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest. Image © Aaron Locke

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Big Ideas Behind Microsoft?s New 'Design Language.'"Microsoft is undertaking an ambitious overhaul of its 800 offices around the world and uncovering great insights about the intersections of technology and workplace design in the process. The technology giant?s global director of workplace strategies, Riku Pentikäinen, speaks to Metropolis?s Avinash Rajagopal about the company?s new workplaces, collaborating with designers and furniture manufacturers, and how his team takes a data-driven approach to office design.Avinash Rajagopal: You recently opened a number of new workplaces, and there?s a broader strategy around workplace design in place at Microsoft. What drove that"Riku Pentikäinen: Going back a couple of years, I saw Microsoft doing a lot of cool spaces from a design perspective, but they didn?t have a whole lot in common. Two years ago, we started a project to establish a design language for Microsoft. It?s very tricky to do?everybody will have a view, and most times it?s not aligned, so how do you establish that for a company" What should Microsoft look and feel like"As a result of a ton of work, we established what is now the Microsoft design language. Today, many of our new offices are reflective of the design language. We use that as guidance to architects on our aspirational direction, design-wise. But that?s what it is?a direction. We did not want to be prescriptive in terms of color, carpet. It?s about setting a direction that is welcoming, warm, homely, residential.Quite honestly, I?ve been blown away by the reception we?ve gotten for our design language. You would think that architects would feel that we?re taking something away from them, but they?ve been really appreciative that we?re clear on what we?re expecting. Therefore, we?re seeing less iteration and it does increase speed. I?ll take Milan, for example. Italians are known for their design, and I was certain that they wouldn?t align with our design language, because they?d want to do their own thing. But they loved it and they embraced it, and that site [Microsoft House in Milan] is one of the best examples of our design language.AR: You bring up a very interesting point about your relationship with architects and designers who design your spaces. Can you talk a little bit more about that" What does a typical process look like"RP: First and foremost, we want to attract architects who want to work with us. If I think about our workpl...
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