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No Time to Say Goodbye: How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Affecting the College Student Experience

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By Tom Sens and David Prevette The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated a sudden transition in higher education from in-classroom education to online learning, and students had to vacate campuses and adapt quickly to remote instruction. To determine the effect of this altered environment, virtual focus group discussions and online surveys were conducted to learn how these […]

Trends in Retail Success: Pay Attention to the Data

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Part II of II (Read Part I) There’s value in raw data, but it can only take you so far. The true value of those numbers materializes through analysis, anomalies and context. Due to the lack of available real data about shoppers who shopped both on a brand’s digital online site and at its physical […]

Trends in Retail Success: Pay Attention to the Data

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Part I of II (Read Part II) The “Clicks to Bricks” (C2B) movement is gaining significant momentum. It wasn’t long ago that only a handful of direct to consumer brands (DTC) expanded into the physical retail space. Today, dozens have ventured from an entirely digital presence to opening brick-and-mortar locations. Even with COVID-19 procedures and […]

Understanding the Student Experience: Part Four

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. In this blog, Paul Orban reflects on the student responses from the fourth and final focus group.

Understanding the Student Experience: Part Two

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. The second virtual focus was just as insightful as the first and resulted in a few key takeaways that David shares in his blog.

Understanding the Student Experience: Part One

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. Although many questions remain, the first virtual focus was insightful and resulted in a few key takeaways that Tom shares in his blog.

The Role of Physical Space in Corporate Learning and Development

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Innovative use of space to create a learning environment that positively affects engagement and retention requires a strategic and coordinated effort backed by senior leadership commitment. Corporate learning and development (L&D) programs, no matter how compelling, may not be enough in and of themselves as the foundation for developing engaged and productive employees. Historically, the […]