The open plan workplace is often great for teamwork and collaboration but less good for concentration and contemplation. Noise and distraction are the biggest inhibitors of effectiveness in open plan offices. A recent survey* found productivity dropped by up to two thirds and only 29% of employees reported satisfaction with their open plan office.

How did we tackle this problem when designing for the creators of Monument Valley, Ustwo games? We enabled the employee to choose the setting that is most appropriate to the task required, providing a collage of different spaces optimised for each activity.

(*According to the independent survey by the Leesman index from 160,00.00 employees)