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Research proves design makes a difference for students
IBI Group
Well-designed primary schools boost children's academic performance in reading, writing, and math, researchers at the University of Salford and architectural partners IBI Group have found. Differences in the physical characteristics of classrooms explained 16 percent of the variation in learning progress over a year for the 3,766 pupils in the study.
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Bringing our favorite places to the office
Steelcase 360°
Thanks to technology, a lot of people can now work from anywhere, carrying the office with them in their pocket, briefcase, or backpack. More and more, it's become routine to sometimes disappear from the workplace. However, most people find out fairly quickly that the advantages of working "anywhere" are short-term. In light of these trends, the turnstone product development team started asking, "What if our favorite places could be brought into the office? What if our work settings adjusted to us rather than us adjusting to them?"
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A guide to retail store lighting
AllBusiness Networks
Having the proper store lighting is a crucial aspect of highlighting your product and communicating your overall store brand. In most cases, hiring a lighting specialist/interior designer to help you through the process is the way to go.
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Google campus plan would explode the concept of buildings, workspace
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Google's vision for its new buildings in Mountain View, California, is unlike anything built before it. Google describes the enclosures as "canopies," but from the air they also look a little like greenhouses (a high-tech shading system will block the sun). Architect Bjarke Ingels says the idea is to "dissolve the building into a simple, super-transparent, ultra light membrane."
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The calming influence of nature in hotel design: The Scarlet Hotel
Human Spaces
The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall, England, demonstrates many biophilic features as a means to create a greater sense of health and well-being for guests and staff alike.
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IIDA NEWS


Enter the IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Competition
IIDA
The 3rd Annual IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Competition will recognize, honor, and celebrate outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects located in Latin America and the Caribbean in 15 categories for creativity, originality, and design excellence. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 3 — Enter now.
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Winter CLC 2015 focused on advocacy
DesignMatters
This winter's CLC conference — with the biggest turnout in its 20-year history — focused on advocacy, a call to action for interior designers to get the tools they need to advance the profession.
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In search of 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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Nominations open for IIDA Educator of the Year
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


2015 Top 100 Giants research shows big firms are getting bigger
Interior Design
Looking at the data from Interior Design's annual survey of the Top 100 Giants, it's now possible to come to a conclusion that few people would have even considered not so long ago: We are in a period of more than reliable business growth — we've crossed into genuine expansion.
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Design Council looks to future with 70 'Ones to Watch'
Editor at Large
In honor of its 70th anniversary, U.K.-based Design Council has released the 70 Ones to Watch list, which names 70 of the most exciting up-and-coming designers in the U.K., who together represent the future of British design.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Give your career the spa treatment
Design Management Company
Business conditions are improving, but designers just can't seem to drum up much enthusiasm for their projects. They're tired of overly demanding clients, tired of being nickeled and dimed, tired of having their recommendations questioned, tired of more work for less pay. You can't change the market, but you can change how you're working to re-balance your life and get more out of your business.
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How to master your next meeting
Entrepreneur
In psychologists' studies of meetings, two important principles arise. Knowing these two crucial details can help you be the star of your next meeting — whether you're leading the meeting or not.
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