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Why Are Standup Desks So Popular?

Recently, standing desks have become extremely popular. You see them advertised everywhere, and many offices are switching over to allowing their employees to have standing desks. These desks have several benefits including health benefits, and productivity benefits. Health Problems That Come With Sitting At A Desk If you sit at a desk every day, you…

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How to Choose the Right Kind of Seating for Your Learning Environment

The picture of the traditional classroom is burned into our memories. The familiar rows of desks, one desk behind the other, promoted uniformity. Students sat in chairs with square desks, or they had one piece wonders with chair and desk connected. It was a one-size-fits-all world. There was no choice or flexibility. Flash forward fifty…

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How to Keep Your Cubicle Space Private in a Shared Office Space

Sharing an office with your colleagues has many perks. There’s always someone around to bounce ideas off of, help you out when you need it, and lend a listening ear. The company culture is livelier when colleagues are together which helps creativity. Unfortunately, there’s also a downside. You have less privacy when surrounded by others.…

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How Room Design Influences Learning Potential

The interior design of a room influences mood. As such, when students require a room for their studies, the “mood” of a room may offer a comfortable, yet ambitious energy. This offers greater mental concentration and impetus to retain study materials for occupants of the room. Across a Crowded Room When a room has a…

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The Harkness Table Design Explained

When we were young, we all read about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The significance of the roundtable was that no one was at the head, and everyone could see each other to promote conversation. Now, many high schools, colleges, and universities are beginning to use a similar…

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Embrace the New with HuddleVu: Innovative Screen Sharing and Collaboration Table Solutions from SMARTdesks

From business to education, collaboration and leadership are the cornerstones of today’s workplace. Technology, the ultimate tool for consensus building and problem solving, has shaped how we communicate ideas and develop solutions at a faster rate than ever before. From network building to our instant access to information, the culture of sharing defines how we…

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Classroom Design for the Modern World

“Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city,” famous Swiss architect and designer Le Corbusier said in 1923. His words are still relevant today not only for the home and the city, but also for classroom design and office design. Le Corbusier was among…

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Collaborative Spaces: Designing The Modern Classroom

Collaboration is becoming the catchphrase of modern office and education institutions. Days of the cubicle are numbered, and straight lines of desks in schools are overlooked in favor of more flexible desk arrangements. What is collaborative learning? Collaborative learning is the process by which students or employees form teams to tackle a significant problem. It…

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Offices through the ages: from parchment to computer stand

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the word “office” in the sense that we principally use it — “A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place of business for non-manual work; a room or department for clerical or administrative work” — first appeared in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales around…

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Designing The Modern Computer Desk

2014 is here, and as we progress into the second decade of the 21st century, computer desk designs continue to changing quickly with technology innovation and office design trends. The modern computer desk must adapt to an increasingly collaborative environment and one that favors open-architecture spaces over cubicles. Desktop computer use is on the decline as…

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