While only 9% of UK working-age adults in 1998 used computers at home daily, in 2006 that figure increased to 57% and again to 83% in 2013.
The ‘age of information’ requires business leaders, managers and other staff alike to improve on information processing power, versatility and multi-tasking ability to keep up with the demands of modern-day working life. Computers and the technology at large are getting faster, and ‘smarter' meaning higher-resolution screens and faster processors are available at our convenience at lower and more affordable prices.
Technology is radically impacting various areas of our everyday lives such as education, communication, play or work. It continuously simplifies the most complicated operations by reducing them to the click of a button which enables us to become increasingly efficient.
At the same time, the computers that we use have become portable allowing us to be more agile and flexible particularly in the workplace environment.
This remarkable technology shift has influences large organisations in finding ways to adapt to mobile working by employing agile solutions. Many companies have revolutionised their workplace policies allowing staff to move around freely with their laptops…
During the last week of May the streets of Clerkenwell become even busier and more vibrant than usual. Bustling with visitors, all eager to visit the UK’s leading design event, Clerkenwell Design Week.
Hosted annually, it has become an iconic event in the design calendar, the UK’s answer to Milan, all showcased in the area of London that historically is home to many architects, designers and famous brands of the design world.
As one of the lucky onlookers to the event I had the opportunity to visit some of the showrooms displaying their newest, most revered, and interesting design concepts.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of visiting the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - attended by over 250,000 people over four days, CES is THE event for the technology industry.
CES is the traditional vehicle for the leading manufacturers to launch their newest products and tell the world what we will all be using in the future, it’s big and glitzy, with no expense spared.
Amid the personal drones, 55” 4K screens that blow your mind with their colour and clarity, and sensors literally built into everything you can imagine - what immediately became apparent to me…
Everyone is different
It may seem obvious to say so, but the human body comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. It follows that the design of a workstation should incorporate a high degree of adjustability so that the user can easily adapt it to fit them.
Adjust the seat height so that your feet are flat on the floor or use a riser if needed. The backrest should support your back in all sitting positions, particularly the lumbar region in order to alleviate undue pressure on your back. Getting the right back support is crucial for comfort and…
I recently came across a couple of old Colebrook Bosson Saunders product catalogues from the late 1990s and it’s interesting to see the scale of evolution of some of our product ranges and the consistency of others.
1997 Brochure Front Cover
Before flat screens started to become popular in the early 2000s, people were using CRT monitors that were heavy and awkward for the user to position – as well as occupying a considerable amount of desk space. CBS worked to improve this situation with a range of CRT monitor supports.
The Bolton monitor arm, featured in our 1997 product brochure, provided…
Last week’s Kurio was a first for us in exploring stop frame animation that produced some amazing, funny, beautifully crafted and poetic clips from our audience.
Great energy on the night and a big thank you to Rueben Derrick for sharing his knowledge. Below are all of the videos from the night, hope you enjoy these as much as we did.
Somersaulting man down slide – reminiscent of Tony Hart (‘Vision On’ – 1960’s).
Poetry ‘in motion’ – would love to see this piece as a short film set to music.
Never was so much fun had stuffing wool up one’s…
So Orgatec came and went in the usual blink of an eye, all combined with the usual negativity about ‘how the big players aren’t there’ and ‘the show is not what it was’ and so forth.
Collaboration is a term that is frequently used when talking about the modern workspace and yet I thought the interesting thing about Orgatec 2014 was collaboration in a different context, essentially the collaboration between furniture and technology. I may be in the minority but I enjoyed the show this year.
Personally I thought there was a shift which made for a more interesting and wide…
From award-winning design and manufacturing excellence to tailored solutions and dedicated customer care, CBS is full of creative and proactive people who strive to lead our industry. We’re interested in how technology is developing, where our industry is heading and the unique day-to-day insights of our peers.
As we’re well placed to comment on some of these matters, we’re launching a new blog to share our insights and to encourage engagement and discussion within our industry. The blog will give each member of CBS a unique voice within our company that reflects his/her own areas of interest and speciality.