Employees in glass offices should probably watch where they’re walking. Accidents had been one very clear drawback of Apple’s $427 million spaceship facility in Cupertino, according to a story out of Bloomberg.
The “employees familiar with the incidents” won’t say how common phenomenon all of this is, but there’s a specific potential disadvantage to glass partitions in a setting where occupants are frequently staring down at their mobile-phones. In an effort to repress the phenomenon, some have reputedly taken to sticking Post-Its on possible danger locations — a kind of simple type of augmented reality.
As someone who regularly walks into things, I can personally affirm that walls, not people are to blame in this case, and inclined the whole things is more a cause of short individual shame for those involved. As the tale points out, none of the impacts have demented a post to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Clear glass, after all, is the key to addressing these problems.
This does, however, throw back a story from 2012, in which an 83-year-old woman filed suit against Apple after injuring herself by running into a glass surface at an Apple Store. The suit, which was later settled out of court, claimed the firm “was careless… in putting a transparent, see-through glass wall and/or door to exits without correct caution.”
Anyway, these reports won’t lead to a black eye for the firm.