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June 27, 2010, 11:14 am

FIT, MOVEMENT, & STORAGE: More on the Steelcase NODE (Interview with Sean Corcorran, Part 2)

Someone commented on the previous post asking how
different body shapes would fit in the Node. I recommend viewing this
video
because it shows real students using the chairs. You’re able
to get a sense of spacing. The nice thing about the tablet workspace is that
you can adjust it accordingly– it is fairly accommodating to each person.

 
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 I was in a classroom last week for a faculty training
session and these were the chairs we had to work with. If you want to talk
about limited space for Big & Tall take a look at the current era of chairs
on your campus.

 

“FIT, MOVE,
STORE”

Continuing my interview wit Sean
Corcorran, Director, Product Development & Marketing @ Steelcase
 

  • The big aspiration was to support active learning. That was
    the core theme they wanted to explore. As students and technology and teaching
    styles have changed, there has been a widening gap between classroom…

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March 30, 2010, 2:25 pm

The Secret New Steelcase Chair: I wish I could tell you more

Read about the Node (June 13, 2010)

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I saw a really cool furniture product today. Our Steelcase
reps were kind enough to bring it by. Unfortunately I can’t reveal anymore than
this:

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It is still semi-secret due to competitive reasons, but I
believe more info will be available publicly in May/June. Ask your local
Steelcase rep about it—they might be able to demo it for you, but they are keeping it under wraps, literally.

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I really hate to put up a teaser post like this, but I don’t
want to get my people in trouble. I know that someone at the Steelcase Headquarters reads my blog so let me know if I can reveal a bit more! 

ps: IDEO helped design it so you know it is awesome.

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Update. Well, I had a voicemail this morning from Steelcase asking me to remove a paragraph from this post. They were nice about it and didn't say…

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