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Education

People

People

Herman Miller solutions begin with
people. We focus on their needs and
how to support and engage them in
teaching and learning.

Pedagogy

Pedagogy

As we move toward more collaborative
forms of learning, campuses can
evolve to support multiple teaching
and learning styles.

Place

Place

Teaching and learning can happen
anywhere. The places where people
learn can play an active role in
engaging and empowering them.

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Innovation in Education

Our Approach

Our Approach

We combine our research-based approach, deep design expertise, and collaborations with industry thought leaders to create solutions that enhance the learning experience.

Research

Asking, listening, and observing are the keys to uncovering insights. We focus on robust research and firsthand experience to lay the foundation for innovative solutions.

Educational Research Summaries

The Future of Learning

Our ongoing study of current trends in higher education reveals a whole new culture emerging. Technology, changing student demographics, and economics all play a role in shaping this new world.

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Sustainability and Higher Education

Over the past decade, a movement has been emerging on college campuses, with an explosion of activities taking place that all fall under one immense umbrella —and its color is green. Why and how sustainability has become a major focus for colleges and universities is the theme of a series of Herman Miller articles.

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Knowledge and Insights

We’re constantly adding to our understanding through research, experience, and monitoring outside sources. The more we learn, the more expertise, insights, and solutions we have to share with you.

Topics in Education

A Pipeline for Middle-Skill Workers

While middle managers go wanting, middle-skill workers—e.g., computer support specialists and radiation therapists—are still in demand. Community colleges are responding by redoubling their efforts to teach real-world skills that are prerequisites to middle-skill jobs.

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Campus IT Cultivates Its Human Side

The IT profession is putting new emphasis on people skills, especially for those who work at the intersection of education and technology. A recent roundtable we hosted suggested that campus tech teams should hone their interpersonal skills to improve their service and establish themselves as trusted advisors.

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Solutions

Developing solutions for higher education is a collaborative process, much like learning itself. We work closely with customers, learning about their goals and sharing our insights before delivering a solution that fits their needs.

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SIUE Wins Bronze Citation

By creating a collaborative space with flexible furnishings and seating options, Herman Miller helped this charter school engage and support students in learning. Jurors cited the design for its good use of technology, variety of collaboration/presentation spaces, and seating options within the classrooms. The design won an American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase award.

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Proof

Individual people, pedagogies, and places require individual solutions to make learning as engaging as possible. Discover how Herman Miller Education has provided unique solutions for the challenges of other institutions.

Education Case Studies

K-State Olathe International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute

When work began on the $28 million, LEED certified Silver, International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute, it was groundbreaking in more ways than one: it would be the first higher education facility supported by a local tax, and the ongoing tax support would make it equivalent to one of the country’s largest endowments ever to a higher education public institution initiative.

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Madonna University College of Nursing and Health

In 2011, the College began planning a renovation of some existing spaces, which would become five new Simulation Labs—a high acuity area, a birthing unit, and two patient rooms. These high-tech, innovative additions, complete with computerized “patient” manikins, give the school’s approximately 600 undergrad and graduate nursing students the opportunity to learn in lifelike hospital settings.

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Student Video Contest

Student Video Contest Winners Announced

We asked students to make the case for space and tell us why their campus matters. Watch the top three videos.

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Learning Spaces Research Program

Learning Spaces Research Program

We collaborate with schools in an ongoing project to test new design approaches for educational spaces.

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Swoop Lounge Furniture

“Students don’t really sit in a chair,” observes Swoop designer Brian Kane. “They sprawl. They lie. They perch.” So he created a versatile lounge seating and table solution that gives people the freedom to move and create spaces that suit their needs.

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Swoop Lounge Furniture

Everywhere Tables

Adaptability is core to the design of the Everywhere table. Nearly limitless choices offer solutions for almost any kind of space, allowing you to create exactly what you want. Refined aesthetics keep the environment feeling unified no matter how you put it together or mix it up again.

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Everywhere Tables

Caper Chairs

Students move, faculty move, and the learning environment changes, so furniture should easily adapt, too. Caper chairs provide the kind of flexibility active students and faculty crave. Lightweight, portable, stackable and movable, they help people come together, move around, and collaborate naturally.

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Caper Chairs

Meridian Storage

Multitasking is a valuable skill, even for modular storage furniture. Meridian can be stacked or topped with a cushion, letting you create comfortable, convenient gathering spots for teachers and students to sit or stand.

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Meridian Storage

Setu Chairs

Instantly comfortable for anyone, anywhere, Setu supports and conforms to the person in it, providing personalized support. It’s a perfect fit for learning spaces and libraries where all kinds of different people come and go all day.

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Setu Chairs

Thrive Portfolio

To keep your body in healthy alignment all day, something’s got to move. Ideally you – and your furniture. By making your monitor, chair, desk, and lighting adapt to you, you can maintain the healthy viewing distances and postures that prevent strain. Put it all together, and you can Thrive.

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Thrive Portfolio
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