The researchers videoed the classes and using computer software, carefully observed the classroom dynamics and behaviour before and after the new furniture was introduced. They also asked the students and teachers what they thought, individually and in groups.
The research found that the furniture was more comfortable and easier to use. It also increased concentration and reduced off-task behaviour. The report concluded that, “Bodyfurn® classroom furniture impacted positively on classroom learning environments”. Put simply, the new furniture made classrooms better places for learning.