On average, American adult workers spend 47 hours per week working. Being at an disengaged office this much each week can lead to a less productive and engaged workforce. Companies from Google to small startups have recognized this problem and transformed their offices to increase employee productivity and engagement. While many companies have recognized the impact that a transformed office can have on employee engagement, many do not see the need to transform their office because they do not believe the problem of disengaged employees is too severe. Which begs the question, how prevalent are disengaged employees?
From the way we brew our coffee in the morning to the way we close deals, everything is being optimized. If you look around your office, you start to notice something. There is an area that hasn’t been optimized completely. One area that is staring you in the face! Your office and cubicle walls. Yes, the modern office is going through a transformation. Notable and influential tech companies are phasing out cubicle farms and replacing them with open floor concepts. Even with this transformation, office walls can be overlooked in this transformation process.
Going to a hospital can be an extremely stressful situation. In this environment, an inviting atmosphere can be difficult to achieve but can make all the difference for a patient or their loved ones. Old, outdated technology and areas can lead to a more depressing and intimidating environment for patients while new, seamlessly integrated technology, like our Interactive Interior technology, is able relieve some of the stress associated with hospital visits. From the reception area to the hallways, every aspect of a hospital contributes to a patient’s experience, and below are several ways these areas can be changed to improve the patient’s experiences.
Whether it’s a billion-dollar technology company or a brand-new startup, the company’s office conveys their culture and vision to whomever enters their building. Many believe that the first impression a visitor or employee experiences is their first face to face interaction with a company’s employee, but this isn’t true. The first impression someone forms of a business happens the moment they step into a company’s lobby or reception area. Does investing in the lobby or reception space matter? Absolutely! Here are a few reasons why companies should invest in their lobby.
In this age of a million distractions, connecting with customers is becoming increasingly difficult, and companies are more willing to try new technology to reach these customers. Some of the most cutting edge technology that is already showing the best results is experiential marketing technology! Experiential marketing technology is any type of technology that interacts with a consumer to improve customer experience or brand awareness to increase sales. Here are just 5 examples of this technology and how they are already starting to show great results!
As part of the United States Army Medical Command, the Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California, is an award-winning medical facility centered in the Mojave Desert. With temperatures outside often rising to dangerous levels, the hospital wanted to bring waterfalls inside to create a relaxing and soothing lobby display. Without the ability to build actual waterfalls, the design engineering team turned to nuMedia Innovations wworked with Nashville-based PixelFLEX to create a series of waterfall illusions using indoor LED video technology.
It’s every child’s dream come true, a week in sunny Orlando home of the “house the mouse built”. Sometimes, a child’s trip to Orlando has a very different purpose. Nearly 1,000 children undergo pediatric MRI’s at the hospital’s Orlando facility every year. Undergoing an MRI is no fun as an adult, but for a kid, it’s downright torturous. Yikes! Obviously, this presented a major challenge and led to a high percentage of children being sedated for the procedure, not an ideal solution.
Let’s admit it, sometimes it’s hard to be productive at work. Whether your office coworker wants to talk about her kids or your favorite team was just knocked out of playoff contention, distractions can pop up anywhere. An individual employee may just see these distractions as a nuisance, but executives take this very seriously. Why? Thousands of distracted employees equate to a loss of millions of dollars. Managers have traditionally tried to stop these distractions with an overbearing approach. Recently, more companies have tried to create an office atmospheres where employees want to be more productive. To achieve this productivity, companies need to include a not-so-secret weapon, interactive interior technology!
In the latest installment of Interactive Interiors we are taking a look at a phenomenal feature that was designed, built and installed by nuMedia Innovations. This installation features the latest in LED technology, in the form of flexible LED panels and integrated "rain glass" to create the illusion of an 18-feet tall waterfall. From the original design to the final installation, you can see all of the hard work that went into the implementation of this fantastic interior design.
Over the last decade or so, we have been witness to phenomenal change in the way we work, play, and live. Technology has impacted workflows in fundamental ways, right down to the way companies design and implement working environments, and even the way we live and play at home. So, let’s take a look at the notion of “Interactive Interiors” and exactly what it is and what it means to companies and individuals that are embracing this new and very exciting concept.