Sensors have been part of our workplace for more than a decade: the familiar motion detectors that darken empty offices, climate monitors that keep temperatures steady, and light sensors that, in the case of Al Bahr Towers, adjust the exterior of the building. At Steelcase, the promise of sensors and the data they can provide points toward collaborative, creative workspaces that reduce the friction of work and augment the abilities of the people who work in them. And not a moment too soon. “We’re driving 21st-century cars to 20th-century workspaces,” says James Ludwig, vice president of global design and product engineering at Steelcase. “We have the opportunity to propel these spaces forward to become some of the smartest, most connected spaces on the planet.” Read More