The workplace is changing fast. It’s transforming into a hybrid model in which its workforce is distributed across more locations than ever before. Companies and their teams have grown heavily reliant on virtual connectivity to maintain the same levels of collaboration and teamwork.
The opportunities for face-to-face collaboration are reducing and are being substituted with video conversations, which are increasingly becoming the norm. However, this will cause a problem for the workspace as it’s designed now. It doesn’t give the individual levels of privacy and acoustic control that a video call needs. Not only are the increased noise levels a distraction, but only hearing half of a conversation is proven to be far more distracting than a dialogue between two people. This is because our brains constantly try to predict the inaudible utterances that constitute the other half of the conversation, hindering our ability to focus.
To achieve greater levels of privacy, it’s not uncommon to see a whole meeting room in use for a video call. Whilst this gives the right levels of privacy, it’s an inefficient and costly use of space and makes the opportunities for teams to meet face-to-face even more rare.
A sound-proof pod is a perfect, space-efficient solution to this growing trend. However, most pods have primarily been designed for quiet focus work. A pod built for communication is quite different. So we’ve designed and developed Residence Connect giving The Best Ever Video Conference Experience. For Everyone. It’s a single person, tech-integrated pod that’s been designed from the ground up for an optimal and inclusive virtual meeting experience with unparalleled acoustic properties.
Ultimate User Experience
Intelligibility Privacy
Inclusive & Equitable
Visual Representation
Sustainable & Healthy
Ultimate User Experience
Enhanced physical and virtual interaction allows for a personalized environment with aspects like lighting, airflow, desk and monitor positioning controlled by the Connect dashboard, alongside a seamlessly integrated tech experience.
Speech Intelligibility Privacy
High performance acoustic materials give a decibel reduction rating in excess of 35dB. A unique acoustic seal technique seals the entire structure to the floor, preventing any loss of acoustic integrity.
Inclusive & Equitable
Residence Connect has been developed for the 95th percentile, with a simple user interface for people of all abilities. The pod has easy accessibility with a generous door clearance, level threshold and push button door opener.
Visual Representation
Bias lighting and upholstery textiles are intrinsically interconnected and work together to optimise the equitable visual representation of all people, giving a clear flattering quality to all skin tones. The optimum finishes palette has been curated based on light reflectance testing.
Sustainable & Healthy
Designed with a materials palette that is compliant with stringent global standards and is LBC Red List Compliant, ensuring the health, safety and comfort of all users, as well as the least possible environmental impact.
First Class Video Call Experience
“There’s nothing quite like the aura of focus and premium experience that Residence Connect gives - the No.1 location for a video call”
Not only does the Residence Connect reduce the level of distractions in the open plan workspace, it has a number of other benefits too: it improves the capacity for collaboration in the workspace by increasing room availability; it supports focus work in the workspace by removing phone and video calls from the desk areas; its inclusive design affords an equitable experience for users of many abilities; and lifecycle cost savings can be achieved through the option to redeploy units rather than building or demolishing phone rooms.