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June 16, 2010, 6:30 am

The story of the Steelcase Node: Sean Corcorran Interview (Part 1)

I’ve had the opportunity to work with both Steelcase and
Herman Miller. Both are icons in the furniture industry. What I really like is
their competition for the learning spaces marketplace. It drives innovation. It
propels new concepts forward. This is good because we get to witness the
advancement right before our eyes.

 

This competition results in research—research into unmet
needs. Here is a little history on one such project. I’ve been a fan of Node
since March
and I am grateful that Steelcase gave me an interview with
Sean Corcorran, Director, Product Development & Marketing, for
their educational division. On the same week that he’s talking with
business
week
 
and Metropolis
he found some time to fit me in.

 

Here is some of what he shared with me:

 

  • Before the Node, Sean was a product developer for 20 years.
    17 years at IDEO. He was there when it all began in the 1980…

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