Season 1

Design & Technology

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Chapter 1 - The Problem With Bar Design
The design and functionality of your bar has the power to make or break your business – but are we focusing too much on the wrong things? As we explore in this first part – customer experience and aesthetics are important - but are they the most important part of your bar’s design? We open by briefly exploring some of the design decisions that affect customers in all bars; like furniture, music, lighting - even glass choice (and how vessel choice impacts how customers experience a drink).
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Chapter 2 - Form and Function
We then meet product designer who is approaching bar design differently, using modern tech and industry insight to change how bartenders – and therefore customers - interact within the venue – exploring the importance of a functional bar space – and how purpose driven design decisions are everywhere.
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Chapter 3 - Technology and Personality
Finally, we explore how modern tech can support these decisions – speaking to an IOT tech expert to look at how data can influence the design of bars, making it easier to tackle problems - before ending the episode with the sentiment that though there are many different approaches to design in the bar, all bartenders should do what works for them.

In this episode, we look at the impact that design and functionality (or the lack thereof) can have when running a bar – exploring how customer experience is only as good as the experience and efficiency of the bartenders themselves.

Along the way, we speak to a bar design expert, innovative bartenders and a tech professional – inspiring our audience with examples of beautiful – and functional – hospitality design, whilst uncovering the spectrum of decisions that can affect (and improve) the day-to-day workings of a bartender's workplace…


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