FORWARD Fellows Challenged with Wicked Design Problem

How might we design environments that optimize the combined capabilities of humans and machines? This is the central question FORWARD fellows are exploring. Supported by Steelcase and the Savannah College of Art and Design, the FORWARD fellowship invited emerging design leaders from the Americas and Europe to Italy. There, they were exposed to a variety of design thinking methods, research on artificial intelligence and new ways of working before embarking on a nearly year-long quest to figure out how space can help solve a wicked problem.

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Transforming education

Transforming education

Discover the new ESIC campus, which is a fundamental part of its cultural and pedagogical evolution of this Spanish Management school. A campus inspired by new ways of teaching, learning, and connecting.

Astara – Driving transformation

Astara – Driving transformation

To drive a profound transformation of their business model, the multinational company Astara (formerly Bergé Auto) has moved its headquarters to a new building. Watch this video to see how they live an innovative culture in their new “Experience Center”.

Cultivating Wellbeing: Six Pillars to Re-center Education

Cultivating Wellbeing: Six Pillars to Re-center Education

Watch now as we discuss why focusing on the wellbeing of students and educators is more important than ever. Learn more about designing for wellbeing here.
This session was recorded in Fall 2020 as a part of the Education Summit.

Adecco – a new space to collaborate

Adecco – a new space to collaborate

This video is showing how Adecco’s new workspace has supported their teams to collaborate more efficiently. The challenge of this project was to change simultaneously the space, the processes, the tools and the culture of the entire organization in a very short time and during a complicated period due to the coronavirus.

Dr. Lydia Bourouiba: A Perspective on Virus Transmission

Dr. Lydia Bourouiba: A Perspective on Virus Transmission

Introducing Perspectives, a video series with peer-to-peer conversations on how COVID-19 has impacted work and the workplace. In this first episode, watch Dr. Lydia Bourouiba, director of MIT’s Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, as she talks with former Steelcase CEO Jim Keane about what we know today on mitigating disease transmission at work.