Though an open-office plan has its merits, quite often it can be stressful and distracting. Plantronics (now Poly) developed a solution: an innovative soundscaping platform that combines nature-inspired audio and visuals and responsive software to transform offices into peaceful spaces of focus and collaboration.
The multi-sensory, immersive “biophilic” experience—waterfall sculptures, sound design, digital windows and skylights, and virtual landscapes—lent itself to a name suggestive of an organic environment. Habitat was a natural. Readily connecting to the outdoors and alluding to comfort and home, Habitat asks us to reimagine our work environments as places fostering both productivity and well-being.
The system was among the first to offer biophilic design for offices and was adopted by forward-thinking brands such as Hewlett-Packard and customer data platform leader Segment.