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6 ways office design is bumming everyone out
Fast Company
Today, the average worker is working in a space with 1960s design and thinking, says Rex Miller, coauthor of the book "Change Your Space, Change Your Culture," because most organizations can't connect the dots between office design and innovation. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of the workforce is disengaged — and a lot of it has to do with the shrinking office space we are working in.
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Apple tackles sales with a new store design
Apple Insider
Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores — a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report.
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7 ways to enhance indoor environments with biophilic design
Ecobuilding Pulse
First made popular by scholar Edward O. Wilson in the 1980s, biophilia is the urge for humans to affiliate with other life. More recently, the biophilia hypothesis has been directly incorporated in architecture and interior design, improving the performance and well-being of people occupying indoor spaces.
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Hospital facilities: Repurposing on the horizon?
Health Facilities Management
With hospitals and health systems beginning to sharpen their focus on population health, helping patients to avoid hospitalization, and moving care delivery to the most appropriate and lowest-cost setting, there is another important issue that is getting considerably less attention: What is to become of existing hospital buildings, and how will these facilities need to change to accommodate care delivery system needs?
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Fitness-based work space mixes meetings and weights
PSFK
Trends and studies illustrate that exercise and movement are integral to consistent productivity; physical stimulation fuels creative energy for healthier, happier work environments. Modern workplace benefits such as health-conscious cafes, standup desks, and progressive interior design lead entrepreneurs and startup teams to trial a variety of environments in search of the perfect office.
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IIDA NEWS


19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition accepting entries
IIDA
The IIDA/HD 19th Annual Product Design Competition honors innovation, function, and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry. Exhibitors at HD Expo 2015 are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Entries are being accepted in eight categories. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 3.
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Student Video Contest 2015: What's next in learning spaces?
IIDA
This year, Herman Miller is partnering with IIDA to host the sixth annual Student Video Contest. From classrooms to studios to the places you live — learning happens everywhere on campus. Using your video camera and your imagination, show how learning spaces should evolve to support the talents you need to excel in the future. The winning video will receive $2,500. Be creative and be heard.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Gesture aims to be the best chair for 21st-century posture
JustLuxe
Designed by a team of scientists who started from scratch, the Gesture Chair was created with all sorts of postures in mind. In fact, manufacturer Steelcase conducted a study observing over 2,000 individuals and their behaviors in order to create a chair that would support the habits of a 21st-century person.
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New white paper explores link between daylighting and flooring
PR Newswire via CNNMoney
Recent studies suggest that flooring enhances daylight and reduces the reliance on artificial light, a key strategy in creating environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and operationally effective education spaces.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Creating the perfect social media strategy for your company
Cindy Woudenberg
When it comes to creating an effective and innovative social media strategy for your company, there are many different steps necessary to successfully deliver your message across multiple platforms. To expand your audience with a smart online presence, engaging content is a must.
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10 ways to engage your audience during an important meeting
Entrepreneur
Attention spans have become increasingly short. Every time you take the stage — whether in a small boardroom or large auditorium — you compete against dozens of distractions. If you fail to connect with your audience, you may lose out on new business opportunities.
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4 tips to making a positive first impression
Anne Rose
Much has been written about executing amazing customer service, but let's focus today on one aspect that's immediately implementable: first impressions. It takes just a few seconds to properly impress a new client, but it takes days or weeks (or never) to undo a negative first impression.
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