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.

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.

The Impact of Workplace Design on Employee Engagement

The Global Report, a survey in 17 countries about worker wellbeing, has shown that there is a direct link between how much control employees have over how and where they work and their engagement level.

Engaging the Five Senses

It turns out workplaces that focus on the intangibles —sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch—are workplaces better equipped to boost employee wellbeing.

A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success

For too long, student success has mostly meant getting good grades and graduating on time. Now educational reformers throughout the world are formulating more individualized and relevant perspectives on what student success is and how to achieve it— within the classroom and beyond.

Use Mindfulness to Think Better

Work shorter hours. That’s part of the message from Steelcase senior design researcher and environmental psychology Beatriz Arantes. She discusses how to maintain attention at work and why working shorter hours is key to keeping pace with work demands today.