A Two-Part Equation for Active Learning

A Two-Part Equation for Active Learning

Three recipients of the Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant share ingredients fro implementing a successful active learning initiative.

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Global Trends Influence Seven New Colors

Global Trends Influence Seven New Colors

No matter where we live, technology allows us to experience the world like never before. Our innate curiosity can be satisfied on a whim. We can connect to people, pictures and live video from almost anywhere. We can import portions of the world at will and it’s exciting. We live in an age of plurality — a world full of color, texture and inspiration.

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Design Thinking and Its Role in the Creative Process

Design Thinking and Its Role in the Creative Process

Creativity is a numbers game. Take one look at Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb and record holder of 1,093 patents. That’s 1,093 brilliant ideas, from which only a single handful of feats were realized. Add to that the unimaginable number of ideas which didn’t make it to patent stage, and it’s clear that even the most creative people rarely succeed on the first go.

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10 Things I Love at Work (and Want at Home)

10 Things I Love at Work (and Want at Home)

The workplace feels more like home these days and I find myself coveting things I’d love to bring home.

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Three Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education

Three Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education

How will flipped learning, 21st century skills and virtual and augmented reality change how students learn?
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What Workers Want

What Workers Want

People know what they don’t want at work—a sea of bland, uniform spaces where ideas to to die.

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Six Ways to Support Agile Teams

Six Ways to Support Agile Teams


It wasn’t too long ago CEOs spent days with their executive team to devise a five-year plan worthy of Wall Street. Today, five years is an eternity.

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Seven Emerging Workplace Design Influences in 2018

Seven Emerging Workplace Design Influences in 2018

The world of work is changing fast to instigate a new set of trends focused on themes of creativity, community and conscientiousness.

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Five Ideas for Finding Purpose at Work

Five Ideas for Finding Purpose at Work

Despite a recognition that shared purposes improves business success, research suggests people are struggling to find it at work.

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Rethinking An Old Project Room to Support Creativity

Rethinking An Old Project Room to Support Creativity

Will a robot take my job? It’s a question on a lot of minds, according to a new Pew Research Center study (Oct. 2017). Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of adults worry about a future where robots and computers can do many human jobs. However, many experts, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, see AI as helpful. While AI may take over more rote tasks, it will add new jobs as well. Plus, as computers do more of the cumbersome, busy work that bogs us down, we’ll get to spend more time creatively solving problems to innovate and drive business forward.

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