Optimal Work Environment

Elyse Turton

My project uses the biophilia effect and nature to provide users with their optimal work environment which helps promote productivity.


A better work environment equals a better attitude and mindset, which in turn results in better work performance.


The biophilia effect states that environments rich in natural views and imagery reduce stress and enhance focus and concentration. Attention Restoration Theory (ART) states that natural environments offer a setting where one can restore their “directed attention”. This can fix that “burnt out” feeling, and recharge your brain.


Introducing a relaxation pod that is equipped with surround-sound audio and a LED screen that portrays the imagery and sound of any nature environment of the users choosing. Users work in the pod with the imagery of nature in the background to evoke the benefits of the biophilia effect which include stress relief and enhanced concentration.