John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, was recognized by Steelcase for researching activity permissible classroom spaces and introducing the furniture maker’s innovative desk/chair to his students.
Kilbourne agreed to use Steelcase's "node" chair in his classroom. The node has wheels and is designed for quick, easy transitions between a lecture-based classroom and a collaborative setting. Kilbourne said his students enjoyed the ease quickly moving their desks together to work on projects.
He is pictured at center with Elise Valoe and Tim Elms, members of the Steelcase Node Chair Design & Research Team.
Several years ago, Kilbourne began researching the use of exercise balls as seating in his classroom.