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Entries in innovation (6)

Tuesday
Dec202016

Neuroscience in Architecture

A demo of UC San Diego’s StarCAVE—a five-sided virtual reality room. Image courtesy of Flikr user Glenn Ricart.

Looking to Neuroscience for Solutions

With an ever-growing amount of data from various sources of research, the field of architecture is changing in response to a greater demand for solutions that will have meaningful effects on its occupants. Recently, there have been efforts to incorporate insights from the social sciences, such as behavioral and cognitive psychology, in order to better understand the impact that design has on the occupants’ actions, thoughts and feelings. It should come as no surprise then that designers recognize the potential of neuroscience to uncover how our brains perceive our surrounding environment and then elicit certain cognitive and physiological responses.

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Friday
Aug192016

Sustainability, Culture and Innovation in the Workplace

Image © Gensler

How can organizations reduce waste to make our world a better place? How can a growing company scale culture effectively? Can your office make you more innovative? Gensler has submitted the following panels to the workplace track for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, and we need your votes to get these panels on the lineup. Read, click, register, thumbs up. It’s that easy!

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Thursday
Jan222015

Chance Encounters: The Winning Ticket to the Innovation Lottery? 

“Know your odds before placing an innovation bet. Image © Macaulay Campbell

Every organization seeks innovation in order to differentiate its products and services. But how do you engender more innovation?

One secret to more innovation, at least according to popular press articles and a number of blog musings, is "chance encounters." Chance encounters are those occasions when people who have no scripted reason to be with one another--they may not even know one another--nevertheless find themselves together and end up serendipitously co-creating the Next Big Thing.

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Monday
May022011

Broadening My Horizons at TED2011

At a talk in San Francisco decades ago, Herbert Muschamp, the famed New York Times architecture critic, said that architects have a responsibility to provide the connective tissue for societies. I agree.

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Friday
Aug132010

Barn Beams + Digital Fabrication = Current Bench

Gensler’s Marc Teer discusses the design and fabrication of a sculptural bench for the lobby of Panduit’s highly sustainable new headquarters in Tinley Park, IL. Using file-to-fabrication digital technology, the team repurposed barn beams from the early 1900’s to create a contemporary, organic sculpture that is inspired by the idea of transformation.

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