Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K

Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K

Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three fun colors and has a stand that looks ripped from a Herman Miller catalog, and if you’re in the U.S. you can order one today for $4,999.

Why an Airbnb Co-Founder Just Launched a Line of Office Furniture

Why an Airbnb Co-Founder Just Launched a Line of Office Furniture

As Airbnb grew from a tiny startup to the $2.8 billion behemoth it is today, it outgrew four headquarters in nine years. That meant a lot of rearranging and redecorating.

That experience was one of the reasons why Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia was inspired to launch his own line of furniture designed for changing workplaces. The modular line, from Bernhardt Design, can be reconfigured easily based on a company's needs.

America’s declining mobility has millennials feeling stuck

America’s declining mobility has millennials feeling stuck

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans moving over a one-year period fell to an all-time low of 11.2 percent last year (domestic migration shrunk in half since 1965). The drop is particularly prevalent among millennials. New survey data from the Pew Research Center found that 25- to 35-year-olds are relocating at much lower rates than the previous generation.

Functional Flexibility: 7 Terraced Staircases Imagined for Communal Gathering

Functional Flexibility: 7 Terraced Staircases Imagined for Communal Gathering

Have you ever been called to a meeting room only to arrive in an underwhelming cube, where you immediately begin to shuffle chairs around like bumper cars? And after all that kerfuffle, there still remains one isolated worker standing in the corner, without a car of their own to park around the table. While not disastrous on any scale, these repetitive and sometimes awkward encounters are avoidable, and largely delineated by an unsuitably executed built environment. Such situations — whether similarly inconsequential or more cataclysmic — are simple indications that good architectural and design interventions, are essential in our everyday work environments.

Ford's new CEO pioneered design thinking at Steelcase

Ford's new CEO pioneered design thinking at Steelcase

A Ford exec with a design background and who launched its Chariot microtransit system and Motivate bike share program has just been named the automaker’s CEO. Not only does this give Ford a competitive edge over traditional car companies, which have been scrambling to acquire tech startups in the race to autonomy, it shows that Ford is fully committed to its vision of shared, autonomous mobility that may not even include personal cars.

Interbrand Announces Its Breakthrough Brands Of 2017

Interbrand Announces Its Breakthrough Brands Of 2017

The rules of business seem to be changing constantly, and no one model of success is dominant, so it’s particularly fascinating when a company breaks through the noise. But what are those qualities that allow for one startup to fly while so many others like it fail? That’s what the global brand consultancy Interbrand set out to determine with its Breakthrough Brands report–now in its second year–which names 40 companies that it says represent the next generation of brands across a variety of new, emerging, and evolving categories of business.

Stan Stands Out From the Standing Desk Crowd

Stan Stands Out From the Standing Desk Crowd

Standing desks tend to fall into two categories: large and expensive or cheap and makeshift (think: laptop sitting on top of a stack of books and boxes). The Stan by Twikit falls in a sweet spot in between those two, a laser-cut standing desk made in association with the user’s exact height for optimal ergonomics. Think of it like 3D printed shoes manufactured for perfect fit…but for working standing up.