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Office design patterns

Posted by arnold on September 28, 2003 at 1:20 PM PDT

Joel Spolsky ("Joel on Software") built his company offices designed for actual programmers and their teams. A radical notion, really. Here's one sample: Put lots of outlets in each office at desk height. No reason to be crawling on the floor with your butt in the air as an invitation to anyone passing by. Also some cool ideas about floor plans to increase everyone's light, etc.

Okay, his color choices suck. Nothing a good PhotoShopping couldn't fix...

While you're there, why not look around? The site has a lot of interesting stuff, including his employment policies which make a lot of sense to me. In fact, getting the one URL above ate up a few days of my time as I scrounged around his site, not always agreeing of course, but almost always interested, at least in a new way to say things I've been trying to say.

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