Well-chosen apps are necessities for every successful entrepreneur, manager, or other office-based worker who longs to use their working hours more efficiently. After all, smartphones today are all smart, and much more than phones. They’ll make you lunch in bed, set the right temperature in your room, and even measure if you’re working efficiently.
An interview with two women—Petra from Generation X and Markéta from Generation Y — about how modern technologies make their lives easier, and what their work and private lives would be like without them. For one, a mobile phone is an essential item she couldn’t go a day without; for the other, it’s a necessity she loves to lose whenever possible. But they both agree that the best time is the “touch-free” time when no phone’s needed.
Up to 87% of our live is spent indoors, most of it in the office. Our nature, however, continues to draw us to nature. Habitat Soundscaping uses acoustic engineering to bring the comforting power of nature in the office with help of the modern technology.
Studies say that we check our phones an average of 50–200 times per day, and younger users (that is, elementary and secondary school students) even more often than that. The same goes for computers, laptops, and tablets. Can we even register all the networks and channels that people have to follow today? What happened to the times when we played Snake on our phones, and we rang and then hung up to “page” our friends?
We interview the people who know the most about what’s happening at the office. For this entry in our series of interviews with receptionists, we’ve driven out to Enterprise Office Centre in Prague’s Pankrác district, home of Avast, a company that started out as an antivirus software developer.
Most of us connect virtual and augmented reality with hyper-realistic illusions — with computer games. But real estate developers are beginning to use them for something very real: to better imagine and present their projects. In the commercial sector, they can help employers to make the very best pick of office spaces — the spaces where they will be working and spending a significant part of their life.