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The World @ Work

An important goal of the Design Research team is to bring the voice of the customer inside our walls so that Dropbox employees can learn what they are saying. This helps ensure that we’re designing products and features that appropriately support people’s needs. And we do this in several different ways like fieldwork, share-outs and design sprints, to name a few. Last year, we tried something new — hosting our first-ever design installation in Dropbox HQ featuring images, videos and tactile interactive pieces that represent how people from all over the world work and how they use our product.

A person interacting with The World@Work installation
The World @ Work casts a lens on culture and technology by bringing together three knowledge workers from India, Taiwan and Germany. The desks on display are a microcosm of their cultural values and demonstrate values around work, personal expression and the impact of culture on attitudes towards collaboration.
A person interacts with The World@Work installation at Dropbox HQ in San Francisco
The World@Work installation at Dropbox HQ in San Francisco
Design Research

The world at work

Last fall, what feels like a lifetime ago, I led a team of PMs, engineers, designers, and researchers to conduct fieldwork on how mobile users use their phones for both work and businesses.

code-verse, an interactive installation by artist Ryoji Ikeda, at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan
Design Research

On building a global mindset

The girl sat across from me swiping down from her iPhone screen, her eyes scanning the content quickly, almost expectantly.

Decorative image
A video preview for The World@Work

Curatorial Statement

4 min.

Discover a better way to work together.

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