Hawthorne Elementary School recently renovated theMedia Center. With new furniture, power and data were required at eachcollaborationtable.Thetablesareusedbybothstudents and faculty and are essential for working in groups. Smart-Waywaschosenforitsverylowprofileandabilityto carry data and power.
Our new line of Symphony POP boxes are geared toward bringing a smile to your face and some life to your workspace. These clamp-on and under-table box options just got a Pop of Color added to them. No more boring, dull office designs leaving much to be desired.
Quick, easy and affordable on-floor, wire-management system now available as an in-floor solution with numerous enhancements
The new Smart-Way in-floor alternative comes complete with two pairs of edging that allow installation in, or on any carpet, wood, tile, or laminate flooring between .21” - .38” high - without the need to purchase additional parts. A no-transition edging option is available in 3-foot lengths that allows two raceways to reside side-by-side for usage in any flooring .38” - .50” high. The raceway sections will now be available in 1 or 3-foot lengths with a three part (1’, 2’, 3’) saw-less installation kit giving customers the flexibility to address their specific spatial requirements.
It’s the sentiment, not the volume, of posts that matters.
For companies to stay relevant and competitive, innovation is essential. But being too innovative risks turning consumers off and generating negative word-of-mouth. When Toyota introduced the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid car, the initial consumer buzz put the car’s future in some jeopardy. The design looked odd to consumers. The public and auto critics panned its unique features and user interface. But the quirky Prius, which was adopted by a handful of vocal celebrities, eventually won drivers over with its focus on fuel economy and lower emissions.
Certain inventions show us that it doesn’t matter how amazing an innovation is if no one needs it.
One way of explaining the consumer issue that makes promising tech fall flat involves a concept that author Steven Johnson labels the “adjacent possible,” which I’ve written about before. Johnson says there are two key factors that determine whether a technology takes off: how good it is, and how much the public needs it and is ready to embrace it.
Innovation is like a garden — you need to create an environment where it can flourish.
When you live and work in Silicon Valley and talk about it with people who don’t, you get used to a look in their eyes that begs, “What’s the secret sauce?” People know it’s where innovation happens, and many want to know how they can make it happen where they work, too.
The rise of remote working is making companies more focused on the spaces they create to bring people together.
I haven’t worked in an office — a proper office — since 2008. Back then, I had a cubicle plastered with sticky notes and a desk chair of questionable ergonomic value. I had meetings in the conference room, lunch at my desk. I had colleagues in cubicles nearby for advice and gossip. I had mice who left the tiny evidence of their nightly visits in my desk drawers.
At NeoCon 2019 we showcased solutions necessary for today’s connected workspaces. Our focus was to manufacture products that would transform transform ordinary workspaces into technology-rich environments. Smart Design + Smart Technology = Smart Collaboration