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'We' vs. 'me': Does the workplace interfere with working?
WorkDesign Magazine
Happily, the pendulum has swung away from the "cube farms" of decades past to an embrace of the open office layout. But, has it swung a bit too far? Are office layouts nailing the "open" part of the concept, but sabotaging employees' ability to focus? Bernice Boucher shares four open layout tactics that champion heads-down work, too.
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How do we design for more holistic health care practices?
Ideas+Buildings
Health care today is a more holistic practice than in the past. The design of any health care facility must then respond to a complex set of criteria with challenges that cannot be satisfied by any single solution — say, day-lit patient rooms or open-air convalescent areas.
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How BIM is enhancing interior design
Sourceable
As with other professions and industries related to the creation of built environments, Building Information Modeling is having a transformative impact on the practice of interior design.
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10 incredible office playgrounds
Business Pundit
Innovative, youth-minded companies around the world are pushing the limits of conventional office design, with moves ranging from installing functional slides to incorporating an 11-foot dinosaur. The idea is to create fun workplaces that encourage creativity, interactivity, and productivity, blurring the lines between work and play.
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How designers built the world of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' by hand
Fast Company's Co.Design
In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson didn't just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and prison breaks — he created an entire universe. And it was, for the most part, built by hand.
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IIDA NEWS


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. Enter by March 27.
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Are you the IIDA Member of the Year?
IIDA
The IIDA Member of the Year Award was created to recognize and honor an IIDA Member who has demonstrated commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication, assisting IIDA as it advances the Interior Design profession and advocates for interior design excellence. Nominate someone or submit your own application by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, March 31.
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IIDA Educator of the Year: Now accepting nominations
IIDA
The IIDA Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education by a full-time educator. The recipient of this annual award will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership. Enter by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, April 6.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new Seattle office
Crosscut
Paul Carduner, site lead of Facebook's Seattle office, has confirmed they will move from their current offices in Denny triangle to a larger space in Seattle, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry.
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Now trending: The 'in-house' designer
Metropolis
The second annual "Design, Mode d'emploi" forum was held at the Paris Commodities Exchange in December. It was the chance to highlight the growing interest of businesses in hiring "in-house designers."
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How Google's Canadian office design encourages collaboration
Canadian Business
As managing director of Google Canada, Sam Sebastian presides over an enviable domain: The Internet giant's Toronto headquarters is pretty much a 10-year-old's dream, with a hidden room, a mini-putt patio golf course, free snacks, and endless video games.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Is this job candidate a devil or angel?
Mel Kleiman
It is human nature to prefer like-minded others who share our values, assessments, and opinions, but it's in your best interest to curb this tendency when evaluating job candidates. Nothing could be a bigger hindrance to your organization's success than being fully staffed by cookie-cutter replicas of top management.
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Employee tenure is shrinking: What's next?
Forbes
What should organizations be doing in a business landscape where the war for talent is increasing while employees' time at a company is decreasing?
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Inside Adobe's innovation kit
Harvard Business Review
Need to unleash innovation in your company? Try raising an army of Kickboxers. No, it's not quite what you think. Adobe Systems has recently launched a program to drive innovation from within — the Adobe Kickbox.
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