Happy at Work: 10 Design Interventions for a Better Workplace - Self Study


Author: Kirsten Ritchie

Subjects: Green Building: Sustainable Building

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Kirsten Ritchie identifies 10 key health and happiness attributes prevalent in the workplace that affect personal productivity and, ultimately, the fiscal bottom line of a business.

Kirsten provides suggestions for “Well Being Design” interventions, used for creating both physically and mentally healthy spaces.

You'll learn about how activity, water + nutrition, healthy air, interaction with nature, sensory environment, acoustics, lighting, ergonomics, user control, and motivation and nudges effect the health issues of employees.

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Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.


Kirsten Ritchie

Principal | Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler

Kirsten Ritchie is Principal/Director of Sustainable Design, Asia/Pacific Region, for Gensler, a global architecture and design firm. In this role she serves as one of the firms leading sustainability ambassadors and evangelists, engaging staff, clients and the public on innovative and sustainable design, construction and operational thinking. She is an accomplished...[more]

Course Outline

Watch Kirsten Ritchie's "Happy at Work" Lecture

Watch as Kirsten outlines 10 key design interventions for a healthier and happier workplace.

  • Watch "Happy at Work" (Video - 06:00 minutes)