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

Kirsten Ritchie • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
112 students
1 module
6 minutes
3 assignments

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - 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" (06:00 minutes)


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... Learn more


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by Nitesh Gurjar, HAPPY AT WORK: 10 DESIGN INTERVENTIONS FOR A BETTER WORKPLACE, Career po... 06/08/2020

Happy at work

by Dr Sumathi Premkumar 04/26/2020

Work Life Balance was focused. Good

by Dr Premkumar Krishnamoorthi 04/26/2020

Happy at work and how interventions are handled, everything clearly dealt in this course

by Dr.M. MADHESWARAN 04/24/2020


by William Bates 04/17/2020


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