Making the remote work environment more pleasant and fun for the current and post-COVID-9 age.
Beginning on May 1st for one month, we collected exceptional hacks and ideas to help improve conditions for the large number of people currently working from home. Now, after a period of careful consideration and deliberation by the judges, three entries have been selected! Some entries offered ideas for taking advantage of the unique spaces afforded by working from home, while others were so useful-looking that we simply couldn’t help but want to get our hands on them. Check out these survival hacks for the post-coronavirus world below.
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Judge Ayumi Fujimoto’s selection
WORK FROM BATH
I was having a conversation with my close friends, a married couple who have been using a single thin sliding screen to divide their space while working from home. While discussing ways to create workspaces where they could both concentrate, I casually suggested using the bathtub - and just like that, my idea was born.
When my friends tried implementing this idea, they ended up having a very positive experience. This space created just the right amount of isolation, and they also could bring in plants and other accessories to create an office space to suit their tastes. What’s more, their colleagues were quite entertained by this workspace during video calls!
As the move towards WFH continues, I think that going beyond the usual living room setting and working from the tub could be a great change of pace. I would love to see other people try this out and offer their own original takes as well.
Judge Marina Fujiwara’s selection
Thank you very much for recognizing my work with this wonderful award!
This project was launched at my own company, as there were many people who wanted to try wearing these “WFH Jammies” for themselves. While this humorous product certainly prioritizes the entertaining visual aspect, we did collaborate with the women’s brand “LOKITHO” to ensure that it would be crafted with care and precision.During this pandemic, I believe that the new remote work model will continue to become the new norm. I hope that these WFH Jammies help to make people’s home work environments both a little more practical and a little cosier.
Judge Ignasi Pascual’s selection
I am honored to have had my work chosen by judge Ignasi Pascual. Thank you very much!
I used to throw out the garbage on my way to work, but this unremarkable act has now become surprisingly tricky, as my current daily routine doesn’t even involve leaving the house in order to begin work. I had never experienced these particular inconveniences or issues before, but the current situation has forced us to make big changes to our lifestyles. I took these changes as guiding hints for devising a newer, better structure for day-to-day life.
This wasn’t just about me, though - I wanted anyone with the same problem to be able to get their hands on this creation, and therefore chose to share the design information on Github. (Those who find constructing the device too difficult also have the option of purchasing the product ready-made.) I hope this helps to make people’s living spaces both more comfortable and also easier to work in.