Hybrid Physical + Digital Spaces

I am currently working as a research assistant for the Catalyst project Hybrid Physical and Digital Spaces at Stanford University. This is a multi-disciplinary initiative with experts from architecture, human-computer interaction, psychology, medicine, and law. We are trying to understand how building design and technology impact occupant wellbeing. We hope to design digital and physical adaptations that support occupant performance, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviors and can be easily employed in building design and management.

Social Network Analysis

Organization Design

10 weeks

Brandon Whitely

My partner and I worked with the Design Development team at Google to understand the project organization for their new Sunnyvale expansion. We conducted a social network analysis to study relationships at the individual within Google and at company level with partnering organizations.

We analyzed communication, hierarchy, advice and reliance networks to identify areas of miscommunication and misperceptions. Our insights from the analysis helped to improve workflow for the next design phase.


(The project is under NDA so network graphs are anonymized for privacy reasons).

Winter 2018


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