Design solutions for Hong Kong stressed office workers
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Wong, Hoi Wang; Chen, Tsz Tsing; Chong, Nga Ching; Shih, Yi Teng
Institution: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Section: Human Driven Design
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.32
This essay will discuss mainly the fast-paced and stressful workplace culture in Hong Kong, contributing to high levels of stress and anxiety problems, especially in young workers aged 22 to 30. Both the root causes and negative impacts of consistent workplace stress will be explored in order to convey the importance of solving this issue and investigating possible opportunities for new design solutions to help alleviate workplace stress problems.
Keywords: Product design, design research, workplace culture, workplace stress, mental well-being, work-life balance