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PROJECT X: A Study on Flexibility

Project currently in progress. Full report will be released in early 2018.

This survey is currently closed- if you would like to share your insights on flexibility please contact us at admin@cadreresearch.org


ABOUT PROJECT X

WHAT Is THE AIM

The aim of this study is to investigate and illustrate flexibility, modularity, and agility in health facilities to respond to a dynamic ever changing health eco-system.

Objectives:

  • Understanding the current definitions of flexibility in the literature
  • Understanding what flexibility means to key stakeholders
  • Assessing how flexibility is being understood, and used, by key health systems
  • Proposing a framework to approach flexibility - especially in the context of patient care spaces, and work spaces, in outpatient clinics today

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

There is a lot of interest in future-proofing, modularity and pre-fabrication - but are modular and pre-fab solutions truly meeting flexibility needs and being used in flexible ways? What do terms such as flexibility and modularity really mean to a health system - and how can we approach flexibility in the design of product and place? Modularity can exist at many levels from modular furniture to modular buildings; how is modularity understood and put into practice in the Healthcare space? 


RESEARCH TEAM
Upali Nanda (PI, HKS), Seth Starner (Co-PI, Steelcase), Giyoung Park (HKS), Jonathan Essary (HKS), Melissa Hoelting (HKS), Zachary Overschmidt (HKS), Bill Coble (Steelcase), and Michelle Ossmann (Steelcase)

FUNDS
Steelcase and HKS Inc.