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Michael Astle

Michael Astle
Michael is a writer for KiSP and Yulio, writing on topics such as renderings, The KITS collaborator, augmented reality, and virtual reality. With a personal interest in technology and design, Michael is always excited to see the newest technological tools and how they can bring ideas to life.

Recent Posts

Manufacturer Spotlight: Corp Design

Posted by Michael Astle on May 21, 2024 1:41:48 PM

We’re excited to announce that Corp Design is now available on The KITS collaborator! Explore their digital catalog filled with healthcare and educational furniture. 

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Topics: The KITS collaborator, Manufacturer Spotlight, Corp Design

Enhancing Employee Wellness through Biophilic Office Design

Posted by Michael Astle on May 8, 2024 2:36:25 PM

New design considerations are trending among office designers (and our clients!)  all the time. Over the last few years, we have heard about hybrid work design, hoteling, and ancillary trends, among others. In 2024 one of the new top trends is the concept of biophilic design. This trend builds on the already existing design elements of natural materials and sustainability but dives into a more natural way of incorporating it into professional spaces such as offices, healthcare spaces and educational spaces.  

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Topics: Design, The KITS collaborator, office design, Biophilic Design

Maximizing Your Virtual Showroom with Virtual and Augmented Reality Tools

Posted by Michael Astle on Apr 19, 2024 1:00:00 PM

Virtual showrooms are attracting a lot of attention these days. With the rise of e-commerce and remote options for clients and consumers, many people are looking for unique virtual shopping experiences that let them engage with products before contacting sales and shopping in person. But how do you make your virtual showroom stand out from the other options available? At KiSP we believe by including virtual and augmented reality tools in our Virtual Showroom products, you can elevate your virtual showroom experience.  
 
In this article, we will show how incorporating Virtual and Augmented Reality tools can elevate your virtual showroom experience and attract more customers.

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Topics: AR, Design in VR, VR, Virtual Showroom

Top Office Design Trends for 2024

Posted by Michael Astle on Apr 9, 2024 12:30:00 PM

Office design trends for 2024 are shaping up to be truly transformative, with a focus on creating work environments that prioritize both sustainability and employee well-being. Many of these trends are continuations of the trends we saw in 2023 such as a focus on wellness, flexibility and employee comfort. These trends are evolving as we see more people returning to offices and a rise in spaces that incorporate more sustainability elements. The term biophilic has become more commonly used this year with office design for spaces that bring nature into employee areas. 

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Topics: Office design trends, Flexible Workspaces, 2024, Biophilic Design

Manufacturer Spotlight: Moduform

Posted by Michael Astle on Apr 4, 2024 11:08:06 AM

We’re excited to announce that Moduform is now available on The KITS collaborator! Explore their digital catalog filled with healthcare and educational furniture. 

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Topics: The KITS collaborator, Manufacturer Spotlight, Moduform

Visualizing Sustainability: Office Design and Sustainability

Posted by Michael Astle on Mar 6, 2024 1:00:06 PM

Discover how visualization technology is revolutionizing office design and promoting sustainability.

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Topics: Visualizations, sustainability

Manufacturer Spotlight: Gebesa

Posted by Michael Astle on Feb 22, 2024 2:00:00 PM

We’re excited to announce that Gebesa is now available on The KITS collaborator! Explore their digital catalog filled with innovative and functional products. 

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Topics: Manufacturer Spotlight

Coworking Amenity Space examples with The KITS collaborator

Posted by Michael Astle on Feb 8, 2024 1:00:00 PM

As the professional landscape evolves, the demand for enticing office environments is rising, be it in a traditional office setup or a dynamic coworking space. Embracing the contemporary trend of designing workplaces that mimic the comfort of home, the focus has shifted towards creating amenity spaces that enhance the overall work experience.

In today's competitive work environment, employees seek amenities that go beyond the comforts of home. In this blog post, we delve into the key amenity spaces that employees are actively searching for in their workplaces. Our comprehensive research sheds light on the top needs of modern-day professionals, offering valuable insights into the amenities that are becoming indispensable in the quest for an ideal workspace. All of which you can use when designing spaces with The KITS Collaborator.

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Topics: The KITS collaborator, office design, Amenity Spaces

How The KITS collaborator Can Help With Digital Marketing for Furniture Business

Posted by Michael Astle on Dec 15, 2023 2:56:21 PM

When you are working in sales, you want to make sure you market yourself as far and wide as possible. You want to appear capable and memorable in prospective clients’ minds. In today’s digital world, it’s extremely important to have a strategy in place for digital marketing for furniture business. With a well-established digital marketing strategy, you can expand your reach much further. However, you will need the right materials to get your strategy into place and The KITS Collaborator can help.

Boost the return on your investment into The KITS collaborator by using it as more than just a mobile sales tool. There are several ways you can use The KITS collaborator to create marketing materials for digital marketing for furniture businesses. We’ll give you some examples and with those you should be able to expand your reach effectively.

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Topics: The KITS collaborator

Building a Virtual Boat Showroom

Posted by Michael Astle on Nov 29, 2023 12:00:00 PM

As technology evolves, industries are finding new ways to use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to improve the customer experience. In the boating industry, these technologies offer unique opportunities to engage customers and help them visualize their dream boat before making a purchase. As customers look to do 24/7 research from home, educate themselves more before reaching out to sales and compare their options, a virtual boat showroom will be key to your marketing program. It is the best way to put your prospects in the captain’s chair and move them further down the purchase funnel.

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Topics: Virtual Showroom, Boats