Author Archives: HBI Solutions

Five Steps to Be Creative Despite Constraints

Breakthrough ideas require new ways of thinking and new ways of working. Unlimited resources and limitless possibilities can produce incredibly innovated products. But, more often than not, the most creative problem solving occurs within a set of boundaries.

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The New Office — Ideas to Fuse Inspiration and Performance

There’s no question about it. Employees around the world are rejecting standard, bland offices and demanding something fundamentally different. This anti-corporate backlash is loud and clear. But the solution isn’t as clear.

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How the Verb Active Media Table is Driving Student Engagement

A new generation of tech-savvy and connected students arrives with radically different experiences and expectations. Aware of the global economy and the competition it represents, students and their families are placing increasingly higher demands on education at all levels. Educators … Continue reading

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The Creative Shift – How Place + Technology + People Can Help Solve 21st Century Problems

“Ideas are the currency of the new economy.” That quote came from Richard Florida, an economist and social scientist who authored The Rise of the Creative Class… over fifteen years ago in 2002.

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Restoration Office – How Biophilia Reduces Stress and Promotes Renewal at Work

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends nearly 90 percent of their time inside. Yet nature and the outdoors have a powerful hold … Continue reading

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Healthcare Students Engage in New Classrooms

Learning happens everywhere. For Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences students, this is especially true. The school is designed exclusively for the healthcare field blending classroom and experiential learning. In the fall of 2016, PCHS opened its doors to the Center … Continue reading

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Steelcase Partners with HBO’s Silicon Valley

As Silicon Valley creators prepared to film the fourth season of the popular HBO comedy, the tech hub’s favorite fictional startup had a new opportunity. Some of the main characters were moving into a venture capitalist’s office. The move had … Continue reading

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How Patient Room Design Impacts Healthcare Environment

Family members support hospital patients emotionally and physically, but these important people in the healthcare process are often underutilized and undervalued. Now, new insights from Steelcase Health released today reveal how patient room design can impact family experiences and engagement … Continue reading

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Q + A” ‘The Future of Work is Not Work’

What does the world of work look like as Artificial Intelligence, algorithms, bots and big data infiltrate more of our lives? Ben Pring, co-leader of Cognizant’s Future of Work Center, asks that question in “What to Do When Machines Do … Continue reading

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Staying Connected at Work: 1900s to Now

Since the world’s first skyscraper went up in Chicago in 1885, people have converged to work together for a common goal. Companies and how people work together have changed dramatically since then and, in recent years, these changes have come … Continue reading

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