Category Archives: Innovation

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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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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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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Your IT Department is Changing

Every company is becoming a software company. Think about the vehicle you drove to work today. Was it a car? Or a series of sensors and computers? Think about your television. Is it simply receiving a series of images and … Continue reading

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Changes to Offices in a Technically Advanced Workplace

Office construction and remodeling numbers are up in the United States. An office renaissance is underway and changes are happening fast. Steelcase designers and researchers offer insights into five key reasons we’re seeing changes now.

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How Design, Materiality & Performance Create Inspiring Spaces

Why are some parts of the workplace always buzzing with activity — social spaces with constant clusters of people, rooms that are always booked or desks and enclaves that are always taken? What makes people choose to work in one … Continue reading

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NEXT Student Design Competition Sparks New Business

The reigning NEXT Student Design Competition winner is using his new skills to start a bussiness.

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Active Learning Center Grant Launches Third Cycle

Old norms are giving way to a deeper, broader and more individualized perspective on what student success is and how to achieve it. Many educators are rethinking their teaching methods, curricula, support services and technologies, all with the aim of … Continue reading

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Creating Conditions for Workplace Creativity

In the race for bigger, faster and better, innovation and creativity come at a price, demanding the brightest minds and hottest talent in the industry. As companies push to find a new angle, an edge in a (very) crowded marketplace, … Continue reading

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