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Decked out in the dining industry
QSR Magazine
Gone are the days of big-box fast food joints, sterile plastic booths and mystery kitchens. Limited-service brands are getting makeovers, and the results are sleeker, more attractive restaurants that are giving customers even more reason to trade down from full-service experiences.
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The serious repercussions of a 'blah' office
Entrepreneur
From drab cubicles and cardboard curtains to game rooms and concert stages, startup offices run the gamut from bare-bones to over-the-top. But if the look of your physical space doesn't jibe with your company's brand, you may be missing out on a valuable opportunity to attract investors, draw the best talent and boost employee productivity and morale.
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Study: Open offices are making us all sick
The Wall Street Journal
A recent study published in the journal Ergonomics found that workers who share open spaces with multiple colleagues are more likely to take short-term sick leaves than those who enjoy the privacy of their own office. The authors have a few hypotheses as to why open-plan layouts are worse for employee health.
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Rate of musculoskeletal problems points to ergonomic challenges for design
Workplace Insight
More working days were lost in the U.K. last year to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. Regulations and guidance relating to ergonomics in the workplace were published more than 20 years ago and updated slightly in 2002. But rapidly shifting technology has created ergonomic challenges not anticipated then.
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IIDA NEWS


Hospitality product design takes center stage
IIDA
The IIDA/HD 18th Annual Product Design Competition is open! Entries will be accepted until April 18. The competition focuses on innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry.
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Awards will honor outstanding IIDA contributors
IIDA
IIDA wants to recognize you for your accomplishments. Applications are now being accepted for both the IIDA Educator of the Year and Member of the Year. Both of these achievements are a sign of outstanding contributions to the profession and to your fellow professionals. Apply now, or encourage a colleague to apply!

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Frank Gehry's Panama museum set to open after 10 years
    Design MENA
    The Biomuseo in Panama by Frank Gehry is set to open its doors, almost 10 years after construction began. The 4,000-square-meter cultural institution investigates the isthmus and the various species that inhabit the region and is considered a catalytic structure that will serve as an inspiration for the country.
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    A&D film festival opens in Los Angeles in March
    Contract
    After five years in New York City and Chicago, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is expanding to Los Angeles. Held March 12-16 at the Los Angeles Theater Center, the festival will feature 30 feature-length and short films from around the world that explore the architecture and design world and its icons.
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    Registration open for HD Expo 2014
    HD Expo
    Each year in May the hospitality industry — which includes hotels/resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, cruise ships, senior and assisted living facilities — convene in Las Vegas to see the latest trends in design and technology, source products for new builds and renovations, gain training at the many conference sessions and grow their network. This all takes place at the Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference — the must-attend event for all things hospitality.
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    BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


    Need a good mentor? Here's how to find one
    Business News Daily
    All entrepreneurs need a solid support system of individuals they can turn to for business advice. Although forming a mentor-mentee relationship must be a mutual process, there are some key factors to keep in mind as you're seeking a business mentor.
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    Cross-cultural approach to small business marketing
    Clarice Brough
    The demographic landscape is changing in the United States, leaving traditional marketing strategies behind. Marketing and advertising efforts do need to be different, but they also need to strike a balance between your steady consumers of today and the evolving consumers of tomorrow.
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    The role of color psychology when designing a logo
    Web Developer Juice
    When you look at the logo of a brand, have you spared any thought to their choice of colors in the logo they have had designed? Research clearly shows that color psychology plays a vital role in the designing of professional logos.
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