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Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory
The Rapidian
The Factory, a quickly growing coworking and colearning space in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., is designed to facilitate collaboration, openness, community, accessibility and even serendipity.
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Getting the balance right when it comes to modern office design
Fresh Workspace
The defining event in the world of the workplace last year came early on with the decision in February by Yahoo to ban homeworking for staff at its headquarters in the U.S. The much-discussed decision has given rise to the ultimate question: What are offices actually for?
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Modernity vs. hierarchy: China's evolving commercial office building market
GenslerOn Work
Chinese commercial office buildings communicate power and corporate culture. They uphold traditional business hierarchies and segregate the executive class from everyday workers.
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The modern laboratory: It looks a lot more like an office
Boston Business Journal
The laboratory remains the center of innovation for biotech companies, but the layout has changed in the past two decades from tiny rooms with aluminum foil covering the windows to airy, open, flexible spaces that resemble office space.
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IIDA NEWS


Sign up now for Student Mentoring Week 2014
IIDA
Students play a vital role in furthering the design industry. In recognition of this fact, IIDA facilitates Student Mentoring Week every year, pairing industry veterans who are willing to share a day in their professional lives with students who are eager to learn. All who wish to participate — either as a mentor or a student — must register by Feb. 12.
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Open competitions: Enter by Feb. 14 for first 2 contests of the year
IIDA
Now is the time to add some shine to your portfolio — by earning recognition in some of IIDA's most prestigious competitions. Two are now open for entries: The deadline to enter is Feb. 14, with judging taking place March 1. Enter today!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Report: More behavioral health facility design research needed
Behavioral Healthcare
The Center for Health Design has released a new report, "Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities," that calls for additional research into the role of the physical environment in the potentially vast array of behavioral health facilities across the country.
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Workplace design changes highly sought
CFM&D
Cushman & Wakefield has released its Workplace Transformation Survey, which highlights workplace changes around the world. According to global findings, companies already undergoing modifications viewed workplace design changes as highly valuable when compared with other workplace transformation strategies.
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Making app adds new features for sustainable design
The Guardian
Designers looking to select materials based on their environmental and sustainability credentials, look no further than Nike's MAKING app.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Do's and don'ts for video job interviews
Business News Daily
Technology has made the business world smaller than ever, especially when it comes to hiring. Thanks to tools like Skype and Google Hangouts, out-of-town candidates who may not be able to travel to the job site can enjoy the benefits of a face-to-face interview without having to be physically present.
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How color-coded notes make you a more efficient thinker
Fast Company
It's a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people don't do it, despite the clear benefits. It's more stuff to lug around, while your ever-ready phone offers literally hundreds of apps for speaking, writing, drawing and syncing notes. So considering the use of multiple pen colors for your notes can seem a bit like lugging a Victrola around for a morning jog. But there are real, tested benefits to using multiple colors to stretch out your thoughts, take notes on meetings and do your research on deeper topics.
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