01 Feb 2016

How to Furnish Your Makerspace to Foster Collaboration

If learning was meant to be in isolation, we wouldn’t have schools at all. We would all learn from our own textbooks at home without human interaction or input. But that’s not the way things work. Actually, we learn best when we work in groups, sharing, creating and influencing – together. This is why you’ll… Read more »

05 Jan 2016

The Basics of Starting a Fab Lab

“We begin to change the world when we stimulate long-term prosperity using technology. There is not a problem that’s large enough that innovation and entrepreneurship can’t solve.” – Naveen Jain This quote wasn’t written specifically about Fab Labs, but it could have been. Entrepreneurship, innovation and technology are all at the heart of any Fabrication… Read more »

10 Nov 2015

EnerGEE! – Portable Battery Power: What, Why, How

Not So Wireless Imagine you have 3% battery remaining on your smartphone and only one extra outlet on the other side of the room. It’s almost torture to listen to text messages or email alerts ring aloud as you sit comfortably perched upon the desk from a distance. To check or not to check, that… Read more »

14 Oct 2015

Call Center Design: Words of Wisdom

For each call center, whether you are seating six or six hundred, there are many important factors to explore while considering different designs. This may seem overwhelming but with a little guidance from experts in the field, your experience should be smooth and well informed. Here at ICC we have the privilege to have Project… Read more »

18 May 2015

Call Center Design: Calling Out for Comfort

A Hub is the Sum of Its Parts Many of us cringe when we hear the words “call” and “center” in the same sentence. The earliest example of a modern call center dates back the 1960s in the UK. The Birmingham Press and Mail was the first documented example of a Private Automated Business Exchange… Read more »

19 Mar 2015

Office Layouts – One Size Doesn’t Always Fit All

there is an “i” in “office” Designing the workplace can be as exciting as it is daunting. Most business owners understand the importance of employees enjoying their physical work environment, since it helps boost productivity and overall morale. The typical employee does, after all, spend one-third of their day in the office. Already faced multiple… Read more »

13 Feb 2015

Computer Lab Design Planning Guide: Teching Up Your Teaching Space

There’s an app for that Gone are the days of overhead projectors and dry-erase markers…. well for the most part. With ever-changing technology and its tightly woven integration into most aspects of our lives, it comes as little surprise that educational spaces are evolving as well. Technology is pervasive in our culture, when in doubt… Read more »

12 Jan 2015

Tables – Your Space Your Way

The Hair Nightmare Imagine sitting in the chair of a salon for two hours, clutching tightly to the celebrity photograph you hope to find yourself transformed into. The anticipation can often transform into anxiety- sure, that haircut looks great on that celebrity, but how will it look on you, with your face shape, with your… Read more »

24 Nov 2014

Computer Lab Design Then and Now

The functions of computer labs have changed over the years from general computer instruction to technology labs with intensive program-specific software. While classes were once taught in computer labs to instruct students in the use of basic computing tasks such as word and data processing, computer labs are now used by students for program-specific software for… Read more »

10 Nov 2014

3 Ways to Create a STEM Lab on a Budget

The STEM lab design that you see in your dream may not be a reality for your school. The budget for a complete STEM lab renovation could be hefty if all new technology, curriculum, and furniture must all be upgraded at once. If a complete renovation isn’t an option, you still have options. There are… Read more »

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