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DAiLY TRENDS: 4 March

TRENDAFRiCA March 4, 2014

Personal information: the controls paradigm

Privacy and the Protection of Personal Information (PPI) Act has recently taken the spotlight in the South African legislative environment and will soon become a compliance headache for most organisations. For many organisations it is a compliance black hole, however some organisations have been aware of the bill for some time, others have even gone to the extent of defining personal information requirements and strategies. Source: Deloitte.

 

Typography-themed desks

The open office has come under fire of late. Research says it’s bad for productivity and it might even make us sick. And monotonous, boxy cubicles don’t do much by way of visual inspiration. But a design by French creative Benoit Challand might make you think differently. In his concept for Fold Yard, every desk in an open office is shaped as a different letter of the alphabet. This typography turned into functional furniture celebrates the beauty of the large-scale letterform. The letters’ shapes are abstracted unless viewed from above, when they spell out words or phrases. Source: Fast Company.

Incredible what design and mindfulness can do, even in the workspace!

 

 

 

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