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Futureproofing the Workplace p3.2

Futureproofing the Workplace p3.2

Humanscale leap years ahead in LED Task Lighting Modern task lights have evolved in line with changes in light source technology, in the process, incandescent light sources have become completely redundant. Halogen and compact fluorescents were better options for a…

Futureproofing the Workplace p3.1

Futureproofing the Workplace p3.1

Ergonomic, Economic and Environmental (EEE) Benefits of Dual Source Lighting A.K.A Task/Ambient lighting introduces the idea of reducing the overhead lighting quotient within an internal space and supplementing it with energy efficient task lighting to every knowledge workers desk –…

Futureproofing the Workplace p.3

Futureproofing the Workplace p.3

The recipe for a revolution in Workplace Lighting Design Office design in the 60′s and 70′s is depicted by the image alongside – a set from the Emmy Award winning series, Madmen. The mandate on lighting in this era was…

Dual Screens=Increased Productivity

Dual Screens=Increased Productivity

  8:00am, Monday, two black coffees in the bag and that “go large Saturday night” is a distant memory, (your pounding head would say otherwise). You make it to your desk only to find a heap of paperwork has beaten…

MMQB: Are Big Manufacturers Killing Innovation?

MMQB: Are Big Manufacturers Killing Innovation?

Unable to contain the rapid rise in Humanscale’s success at home in the US and internationally the “Big Three” of contract furniture manufacturing have embarked on free market capitalism tactics that make the Russian oligarchs of the new look Russia…

Future Proofing the Modern Workplace – Part 2

Future Proofing the Modern Workplace – Part 2

Vision Drives Posture In Future Proofing the Modern Workplace Part 1 we outlined technological, environmental and demographic paradigm shifts that were shaping the modern office as we know it. We concluded that flexibility of the formal workstation (the simple desk)…

22seven Finds 24/7 Ergonomic Solutions

22seven Finds 24/7 Ergonomic Solutions

If you’re a “tweeter” then you would have no doubt seen the launch of 22seven causing quite a stir around the end of January. A couple of software guru’s have come up with an ingenious idea for you to manage…

Green Ergonomics

Green Ergonomics

The issue of “Green Ergonomics” is becoming more and more relevant in sustainable building design. It’s an area of sustainable design that investigates the link between ergonomics and successful green buildings. American ergonomist Prof. Alan Hedge looks at the importance…

Humanscale on the big screen

Humanscale on the big screen

Big Screen:                                              TV Series: Iron man                                                  Chuck Mr. and Mrs. Smith                                 House I Think I Love My Wife                           Ugly Betty Emily’s Reason Why Not                        Entourage Bones                                                       Pepper Dennis Fever Pitch