Steve’s Station Deluxe
is used in its natural habitat!
For an inside look at how Steve’s Station was designed, check out this video interview
with Steve Linder, our senior industrial designer.
Our premier line of radiology furniture, Steve’s Station, was designed and manufactured with your needs in mind. You need to be as productive as possible, so we craft furniture that keeps you comfortable and working hard all day long. Take a look at how
Posted: 12/10/2013 9:31:48 AM
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Somewhere around my freshman year of high school, I realized that successful students usually fell in one of two groups. The first group was made up of students who were naturally gifted, naturally smart. These kids didn’t have to study for hours to ace a test. They just got it. The other group was comprised of students who studied for hours and hours to get that A. Because it didn’t come naturally to them, they worked long and hard to make the grade.
I usually fell into the first group (math and science notwithstanding), but I remember respecting the kids in the latter camp immensely– for their perseverance, their drive, their dedication– and frankly, I envied their unwavering dedication.
So, it was particularly interesting for me to hear what teacher-turned-psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth had to say about that latter group in her fascinating TED talk
While teaching 7th
grade math at a New York public school, Duckworth noticed that IQ was not the only difference between her best and worst students. “Some of my strongest performers did not have stratospheric IQ scores. Some of my smartest kids weren’t doing so well.” Ultimately, she noticed that whether or not the student was successful came down to effort. Every one of them could learn the material, and get good grades, as long “as they worked long and hard enough.”
“What we need in education is a much better understanding of students and learning from a motivational perspective, from a psychological perspective,” Duckworth says. So she headed to graduate school to study precisely that.
She began a study that asked people from all walks of life– students at Cornell Business School, rookie teachers, kids at the National Spelling Bee, sales people– the following question: “Who is successful here, and why?”
It turns out that the #1 predictor of success, in every place she investigated, was grit, which is defined as
an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve it. Thus, an individual’s willingness to work extremely hard– day in and day out– to turn their desired future into reality is more important to success than IQ, talent or any other factor.
When your teacher told you to never give up, she wasn’t kidding.
Duckworth goes on to point out how little we really know about grit. How can we teach kids to be gritty? How can we motivate them to work hard over a long period of time? How can we ensure them that the road to success is a marathon, not a sprint? These are questions Duckworth is currently exploring in her research.
Others have explored these questions, including Justin Coulson, Ph.D. who posted Raising Gritty Kids
back in 2011 on his Happy Families blog. He recommends telling kids stories of determination and courage, and to point out when they themselves are being gritty. It’s always good to show rather than tell, so demonstrate grit firsthand: if you’re learning something new, talk to kids about the challenges and struggles you’re encountering, and remind them that regardless, you’re still at it.
Perhaps most importantly, encourage kids in their goals and be unwaveringly supportive. Lots of kids give up because they don’t think they can do it, and they’re scared of failure. Let them know that failure is okay– is normal, in fact– and encourage them to keep at it.
In the end, it turns out what I envied about those kids in the second group– those who were so dedicated and worked so hard for their success– was actually their grittiness. And now that we have proof of the importance of grit, we can better look for ways to foster it in ourselves and our children. Indeed, as Duckworth pithily concludes, “We need to be gritty about getting our kids grittier.”
Learn more about MacArthur Genius Angela Duckworth on Brain Pickings. And for further reading, check out How to Make Stress Your Friend.
Posted: 12/4/2013 8:30:38 AM
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To say that a lot is happening at RSNA 2013, which kicked off December 1st
, is definitely an understatement. More than 55,000 people are attending the conference this year. Some of them will spend most of their time perusing booths, others will take advantage of the conference’s continuing education courses, and others still will listen in on lectures that discuss the latest in imaging.
In an effort to cut through the chaos, we’ve compiled a helpful guide for those who are in the market for radiology furniture. The following is a list of the major radiology furniture companies, their booth numbers, and ordered in the best way to find them in the exhibit space. Note: AFC Industries is the only booth in the South Building, so plan accordingly
South Building, Hall A: 2107
RedRick Technologies Inc.
North Building, Hall B: 7702
Biomorph PACS Furniture
North Building, Hall B: 7908
North Building, Hall B: 7727
As you examine the innovative designs at each booth, be sure to ask the following questions:
Do you offer a lifetime warranty?
Where are your products made?
How is installation handled?
RSNA is an excellent place to compare and contrast radiology furniture from various companies. Take advantage of the fact that they’re all in one place, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If this is your first time to RSNA, don’t be overwhelmed; check out these helpful tips and tricks
We can’t wait to see you at Booth 7727!
Posted: 12/3/2013 11:13:51 AM
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When it comes to designing radiology furniture, our goal, first and foremost, is to create a workstation that keeps you as comfortable and productive as possible. We’re constantly striving to innovate in bigger and better ways, and this year has been no exception.
In the following video, Senior Industrial Designer Steve Linder talks about his namesake product line of radiology furniture, and muses on what the future holds for Anthro.
Posted: 11/27/2013 1:47:57 PM
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Less than two weeks from today, over 55,000 professionals from around the world will descend upon Chicago’s McCormick Place for the most important annual event in medical imaging: RSNA 2013
. It will be the Radiological Society of North America’s 99th
meeting, and it’s guaranteed to be filled with all the latest discoveries, technologies and innovations in medical imaging.
We’ve been waiting all year to show you what’s new in our line of radiology furniture. Because RSNA can be overwhelming at first, here are some tips and tricks to help you first time attendees navigate the waters.
Don’t bring a lot of stuff. You won’t want to lug it all around all day, especially as you’re trying to visit with people and walk around crowded booths. If you do have things you want to get off your hands, there’s a spot to check them as you walk into the North Building on the right.
The taxi line is always incredibly long when the show gets out, so avoid the bottleneck by catching the Metra (Chicago’s super-efficient rail system) to wherever you need to go. There’s a station right below McCormick Place, and you can get a free pass for it at the entrance.
There’s not much in the way of food and drink at McCormick Place– just a few concession stands, a McDonald’s, and a Starbucks– and there’s usually long lines at those, so plan to grab coffee or food before you arrive.
Take time to explore Chicago! It’s a friendly, clean, and fun city. Try deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hotdog. Visit Navy Pier or check out Shedd Aquarium. And whatever you do, don’t miss out on Garrett Popcorn. Trust us on that one.
Are you an RSNA veteran? What advice would you give newbies?
Plan ahead, and schedule out your days as thoroughly as possible. If you’re unfamiliar with where things are and just aimlessly wander around, you’re going to lose a lot of valuable time. Figure out beforehand what booths you want to visit, which sessions you’re attending, and where they are located in McCormick Center.
Meeting Central on RSNA’s website has excellent planning tools. It has a comprehensive list of exhibitors, as well as a guide to where they are located, so you can go ahead and plan your days out. When you’re ready, export your schedule to either your Outlook or Google Calendar.
The last day of RSNA is the best day to get one-on-one face time with exhibitors. It’s significantly quieter than the rest of the week, and people will have more time to talk with you individually. Consider revisiting booths that were very busy at the beginning of the week for another chance to make a connection and speak directly with an exhibitor.
Connect with your fellow attendees via social media. Twitter is the best avenue for real-time updates, so follow @RSNA and join the conversation by tweeting your thoughts and observations with the hashtag #RSNA13.
Visit our booth! We’d love to see you! We’re in the North Building, Hall B, Booth #7727.
Posted: 11/21/2013 7:39:45 AM
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