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Winners announced for 41st Annual Interior Design Competition, 22nd Annual Will Ching Design Competition
DesignMatters
IIDA has announced the winners of its 41st Annual Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Annual Will Ching Design Competition. Awards honoring both competitions' winners will be presented at COOL, June 8 at The Ritz Carlton Chicago, as part of the IIDA celebration at NeoCon, at which time the overall Best of Competition winner will also be announced.
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Starbucks: The Disney version
Fast Company's Co.Design
Starbucks has opened its Downtown Disneyland shop, as the first of four planned Starbucks stores slated to open at Disney properties. This new outpost had every opportunity to trot out gimmicks. Instead, it presents an oasis for parents who need a break.
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Positive design: An introduction to design for subjective well-being
International Journal of Design
The three key components of subjective well-being — pleasure, personal significance and virtue — each represent an ingredient of design for happiness.
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Design a dream hotel for the modern business traveler
PSFK
PSFK has partnered with real-estate crowdfunding company Prodigy Network to crowdsource the designs for their most recent project: 17John, an innovative hotel in the heart of New York City's Financial District. This series of articles provides inspiration for readers wishing to be a part of the project and join the crowd in designing the first Cotel.
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IIDA NEWS


Deadlines approaching for Educator of the Year nominations
IIDA
The 3rd Annual IIDA Educator of the Year award — a $10,000 cash award, courtesy of Milliken, and a complimentary 2015 IIDA membership — will be presented June 8 at the IIDA Annual Meeting. The nomination deadlines are approaching, and four letters of recommendation are due by 5 p.m. CDT April 1, with the completed application due by 5 p.m. CDT April 7. For more information about the award and the application process, please contact IIDA Director of Continuing Education Ely Alaniz at ealaniz@iida.org or download the application here.
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Product design competition open until April 18
IIDA
In conjunction with the HD Expo, occurring May 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the IIDA/HD 18th Annual Product Design Competition focuses on innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry. Entries are due by April 18.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Steelcase donating facility as education hub
The Associated Press via Miami Herald
Office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. plans to donate its massive pyramid-shaped former research facility in western Michigan to a nonprofit foundation for use as an education hub for the study of "STEM" subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Pacific Design Center honors interior designer
The Editor at Large
The Pacific Design Center is hosting its annual dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the "Stars of Design" and "Stars on the Rise" in multiple categories from interior design to architecture, landscape design and photography. Among the honorees is industry veteran Timothy Corrigan, who will receive the Star of Design distinction for interior design.
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9 essays from UK-GBC on transforming the built environment
Workplace Insight
The U.K. Green Building Council has published its annual collection of essays from its prestigious Leaders' Network. The nine essays, titled "A defining decade — radically transforming the built environment by 2025," reflect upon the government's industrial strategy Construction 2025 and its vision for the U.K.'s built environment over the next 10 years.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


How do pricing strategies affect profitability?
Danielle Wegert
When was the last time you reviewed your pricing strategies? Have you looked at the data to determine the success of each strategy? Many companies do have pricing strategies that already have been implemented; however, they may not be the most effective.
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17 reasons why time tracking makes you a better project manager
PM Hut
The idea of time tracking hurts more than the reality of it. The initial resistance to tracking time is normal — you're changing habits which takes some getting used to. But in reality, can you and your team (and organization) afford not to know where the precious resource of your time goes — and how it affects the business?
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Who — and what — will customers become?
DesignIntelligence
Innovation transforms the customer as well as the product. As Francis Bacon declared roughly 500 years ago, "He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils: for time is the greatest innovator."
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