What a Difference a Fan Makes…Maybe

This week, during the first five days of the 2021 Australian Open, the stadium was packed…by pandemic standards. It was 50 percent occupied with up to 30,000 fans. Then, authorities declared a snap lockdown because of a Covid outbreak. The…

Why Zoom Needs the “Mr. Rogers Effect”

The seemingly pleasant phenomenon of doing Zoom conference calls in our sweats could be hiding the productive value of dressing for work.

The Covid-19 Test That Does More With Less

Because of productivity gains from Covid-19 pool testing, the Michigan State University’s 67,000 students can return to school more safely.

Why One-Size-Fits-All Never Does

Whether it’s a piano, voice recognition, or office temperature, when designers say one-size-fits-all, they are not quite right.

The Inventions That Mattered Most

Through a new look at invention history, we can identify the waves of innovation and see which ones were most influential.

Why the World Needs Wayfinders

In public spaces like airports, hospitals, and museums, we navigate through the architectural signals that have been called wayfinding.

How Healthcare Is Like Car Repair

To explain why healthcare costs are increasing, we can just look at Beethoven’s String Quartet #14 and Baumol’s Cost Disease.

How To Get Speedier Fast Food

Hoping to increase its drive-thru speed, McDonald’s has begun to use voice recognition technology to compete against other fast food chains.

Do You Live Where You Should Sleep More?

When we consider the impact of social jetlag on our health and productivity, our sleep time could matter more than we think.

Social Media’s Hidden Cost

While we all know when we are wasting time on social media, it is tougher to uncover the hidden cost that is paid by the entire economy.