Nook Pod: Functional Privacy for the Open Office
A “mobile, modular huddle pod,” Nook is a moveable feast of workspace perks. And I mean that in the figurative as well as literal senses, because one use of Nook is as an impromptu surface to grab a quick bite.
But that’s only one of Nook’s many advantages. These fully-loaded, semi-enclosed spaces take the edge off the open office. This is to say that, while originally designed to accommodate the work styles of introverts and those on the autism spectrum, Nook has become a necessary respite—“improving open workspaces that hinder effective concentration, communication, & collaboration.”
Nook Pod is the antidote for the dearth (and expense) of walled-off meeting rooms that are typically designed for large gatherings. Beyond the simple, encompassing, and welcoming structure, Nook pods are outfitted for productive work: comfy upholstery, colorful finish options, power, and Aircharge wireless charging stations are standard.
And Nook offers customized options as well: video conferencing, whiteboards, and now the “Sensory” Nook. Featuring LED colored lighting, fiber optics with twinkling effects, vibrating seats, and Bluetooth sounds, Sensory Nook reduces ambient noise to create a sense of privacy—“calming and stimulating people with sensory integration disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, and Dementia to help them cope with challenging environments.”
The multiple advantages of Nook Pods were recently on display throughout the space at the ED Spaces exhibit in Tampa. To find out more, see Nook.