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dc.contributor.supervisorKarpan, Cynthia (Interior Design)en
dc.contributor.authorBachynski, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-10T18:38:56Z
dc.date.available2009-09-10T18:38:56Z
dc.date.issued2009-09-10T18:38:56Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3193
dc.description.abstractThis practicum sets out to address several challenges faced by a multinational corporation operating within a globalized marketplace through the reconsideration of its workplace design. The aim is to achieve a balance between cultural adaptation and standardized corporate identity in the design for the hypothetical multinational management consulting company, Torrent. The balance is perused in order to support Japanese and Canadian national-work-cultures, the two cultures on which the practicum is based, while creating a strong, consistent, and recognizable visual identity across its different subsidiaries. The practicum’s overall objective is to demonstrate how both of these themes can be achieved simultaneously in order to create a balance that benefits both the multinational company as well as its host country. The practicum’s outcome involves two design solutions developed for Torrent based on a single workplace, one responding to Japan’s national work culture, and the other to Canada’s. A standardized corporate identity is achieved through the communication of a consistent company identity in both workplace designs.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subjectworkplace designen
dc.subjectcorporate identityen
dc.subjectinterior designen
dc.subjectCanadian cultureen
dc.subjectJapanese cultureen
dc.subjectbusiness strategyen
dc.subjectmultinational companyen
dc.titleFinding a balance: cultural adaptation and standardized corporate identity in workplace designen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineInterior Designen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBeaverford, Kelley (Interior Design) MacDonald, Sean (Business Administration)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Interior Design (M.I.D.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2009en


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