Healthcare Design Expo + Conference 2019 Review

The annual Healthcare Design (HCD) Expo + Conference is known as the industry’s premier design show, highlighting best practices and top healthcare products across the country. Earlier this month, more than 3,200 industry professionals and 250 exhibitors gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, taking the opportunity to earn continuing…

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Corporate Coworking | Transforming Traditional Workplace Design

Coworking spaces have taken the modern business environment by storm. But if you picture “coworking” as a bunch of tech-startup millennials huddled around a local Starbucks table, think again. What was once considered a fad for freelancers and startups has quickly matured into one of the fastest-growing global workplace movements. Equipped with the latest technology,…

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Workplace Design Matters | An Investment in Design is an Investment in Your People

Workplace design matters. While most, if not all, of us can agree with that statement, we don’t often stop to ask ourselves why. Why does workplace design matter? Over the course of a lifetime, we will spend an average of 110,000 hours at work. Whether on the daily grind or pursuing our dream career, work…

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Kimball Aidin™ | Adjustable Support for the Highest Level of Care

The healthcare industry is undergoing a transformational shift and the demand for human-centric design solutions has never been greater. In order to meet this shift and enhance the experience for patients, their families and the staff that heals them, Kimball Health‘s latest product offerings provide seamless and durable support for the full facility. Aidin™, a…

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Kimball Enhancements | Pairings® and Priority™

Recent product enhancements have brought even greater depth to two of Kimball’s popular collections. From dedicated workstations to casual collaboration areas, these enhancements allow employees and guests choice in where, when and how they work and lend a hand in attracting and retaining a talented workforce. Let’s take a look at these additions and explore…

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Multisensory Design | Designing for All 5 Senses

Our senses play a vital role in how we experience and respond to the world around us. Immediately upon walking into a space, our brains interpret its quality and comfort based on how it looks, feels and smells; what we hear; and whatever we might taste. In addition to interpreting each sense independently, our brains…

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NeoCon 51 | Trends from the 2019 Shows

The annual trade show for commercial interiors has wrapped and more than 50,000 design professionals have returned home, dizzy from circling the crowded floors of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. NeoCon celebrated its 51st year with an exhibition of the latest and greatest trends, innovation and inspiration from June 10-12. An overwhelming array of attendees trekked through…

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Workplace Plants | A Breath of Fresh Air

Plants are making a comeback! That’s right… not only are plants becoming a staple in our homes, they have also crept their way into the office. As we discussed in our blog post on biophilic design, scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in the workplace, where we spend a majority of…

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The Unassigned Workplace | Finding Freedom and Flexibility within Shared Spaces

The modern workforce has become increasingly blended as a network of mobile and remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines. Teams and tasks are constantly shifting, along with the tools and spaces required by each. In an effort to cut costs and increase productivity, a growing number of organizations have…

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Privacy in the Open Office | Design Solutions for Improved Productivity and Comfort

On the heels of last week’s blog post discussing the open office and its impact on today’s workforce, we know that strategic workplace design is essential in maintaining individual and organizational productivity in these popular layouts. Collaboration and communication may be more easily attainable, but noise pollution and visual distractions will flood a poorly designed open…

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