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Pushing Possibilities

An intricate tabletop that creates itself in less than a half hour? MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, lead by Skylar Tibbits and Jared Laucks, is redefining the possibilities of 3D printing and collaborating with Steelcase to explore what that could mean for the future.

Q + A with Tim Brown

He’s the CEO and president of IDEO, the global design consultancy that’s been ranked among the 10 most innovative companies in the world. Who better to talk about how organizations can encourage creativity or kill it?

The Creative Shift

A decade or so ago, it was a prediction that was easily ignored. Now the trend toward more creative work is an idea whose time has come, and workplaces need to move forward, too. See how Steelcase and technology leader Microsoft have combined efforts to envision a workplace that accelerates the shift to creative work by supporting all the conditions it needs to thrive.

Creating More with Less

Constraints and workarounds are a fact of life. They can be irritating, but often they lead to creative problem-solving and ingenious ideas.

Restoration Office

You don’t always have to go outdoors to experience nature’s benefits. By incorporating four key ways humans interact with nature, biophilic design can mimic its effects and greatly enhance our wellbeing.

The Race to Digitize

With data business driving growth, IT professionals are coming out of the basement to get involved in projects as upfront problem-solvers in highly agile teams.

Trends 360

Robots, AI, automation—many jobs will change as a result of these technologies. Some may even disappear. But if history is right, most changes will be good ones.

What We’re Reading

We’ve put together a small library of some of our favorite books about creativity. They’ve inspired us, and we hope they inspire you, too.

A Startup Mindset

What does it take to stay entrepreneurially innovative in a big company? Turnstone research uncovered five conditions that intrapreneurs say they need to be creative and engaged, no matter how big their company has become.

How BMW Is Driving Innovation

As the world’s best-selling manufacturer of luxury cars, creativity has been important to the success of the BMW Group. A century-old company, it has achieved an impressive tradition of innovation.

The New Office

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

Express Yourself

In a world squeezing toward uniformity, learn how turnstone’s Bivi is helping create work environments that encourage individuality.