Empowering Education with Ergonomic Environments

Educational spaces are challenged to support learning and connection among a diverse population of students, teachers, staff, and guardians. This session will explore ergonomic and well-being considerations that can contribute to healthy and supportive learning environments.



Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how ergonomic principles of fit, movement, and support apply to educational environments for students, teachers, and staff members.
  2. Explore opportunities to introduce choice in postures to foster comfort, engagement, and focus.
  3. Understand how to introduce well-being considerations in potentially overlooked areas of educational spaces.
  4. Acknowledge the tensions that exist when designing inclusive and supportive educational environments and understanding opportunities to address.

Broadcast Date

August 06, 2024, 1:00PM (ET)

Registration Price

Member: FREE
Nonmember Price: $0.00

Meet the Presenters


Lauren Gant
HNI Workplace Furnishings
Sr Workplace Advisory Manager

Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP a Senior Workplace Advisory Manager. Lauren is highly involved in product development, research of emerging trends, and to the application of human-centric design principles in the workplace. Her goal is to ensure that the design of products and environments encourage health, promote productivity, and foster inclusivity for a broad spectrum of worker types, sizes, capabilities, and backgrounds. Lauren has taught engineering and ergonomics courses at the university level, has conducted extensive research in the field of ergonomics, and holds a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Lauren is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, is a Certified Professional Ergonomist, a WELL Accredited Professional, a WELL Advisor, and a Fitwel Ambassador, and is qualified to provide guidance regarding health and wellness in the built environment.


Taylor Morgan
HNI Workplace Furnishings
Sr Workplace Advisory Manager

Taylor is a Senior Workplace Advisory Manager for HNI Workplace Furnishings. She is highly involved in research of emerging trends + insights, workplace strategy and application of human-centric design principles. With 12 years of industry experience in architecture and design, commercial real-estate, dealer and now manufacturing, her goal has always been to connect business strategies with design to create a purposeful workplace environment that all can be successful in.