Accelerating Innovation

Over the past decade, India and China have evolved from outsourcing support nodes to leading global innovation hubs. With speed and agility never seen before, they have advanced their capabilities to position themselves as innovation leaders.

Steelcase CEO: It’s a New Day

It’s time to create new ideas, be agile and make things happen faster than ever. In order for organizations to grow, people and teams must work in new ways. Steelcase president and CEO Jim Keane shares new, innovative products, new partners and new technologies that are helping Steelcase rethink the office and create places where ideas flourish and people thrive.

Design Story: Munich Learning + Innovation Center

The newest Learning and Innovation Center in Munich was designed to help people build networks with one another, facilitate learning and accelerate innovation. Members of the Steelcase Design Studio and design and architectural partners from Munich and Paris share how they worked together to create a space to support the new ways people work today. Read more in the Case Study.

It Started With A Fire

In this issue of 360 we are celebrating several innovations that solve problems in new ways. In fact, we got our start more than 100 years ago doing just that.

Think Big and Fix Things

In the heart of Toronto, MaRS, an urban innovation hub, is helping entrepreneurs and startups achieve a higher level of impact.

Choice Is the New Black

Steelcase’s vice president of Global Operations has some surprising things to say about the impacts of craft, data and technology on scale-based manufacturing.

Innovation Redefined

Magic happened when a design team with a mix of fresh ideas and decades of experience refused to let an idea die even after some spectacular failures. The result of their persistence is a revolutionary new chair.

Predicting the Future of Work

The office you remember is gone. Chris Congdon, editor of 360 Magazine, explores the newest issue of 360 featuring Fast Forward: How artificial intelligence, smart data and the gig economy will transform the future of work. Plus, explore topics like data privacy, designing for Agile work and how to attract top talent by creating a great employee experience. Read more in Fast Forward.

Innovation, Passion + Perseverance: SILQ Part I

How do you invent the office chair of the future? Three of the designers and engineers behind SILQ — a breakthrough in office seating describe how they solved a once unsolvable problem. They created a chair that removes the mechanisms found in typical office chairs and replaces them with a simple system, a patent-pending process that responds uniquely to each person. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.

Random Acts of Innovation: SILQ Part II

SILQ, an innovation in office seating, is just the beginning for the designers and engineers behind the breakthrough. In Part II of our podcast, hear what the team learned about innovation and how it will change the future of product development. Plus, the team shares random acts of innovation that made it into the final design. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.

Four Ways TED2018 Will Make You Think

Will AI take over? Can humanity survive? How should cities be designed? Can we make a difference? TED2018 tackled four weighty themes.