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5 ways green office design can make workers more productive
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Greener office design, it turns out, can make employees happier and more productive. A new report from the World Green Building Council lays out all of the research on the subject from over 150 different studies.
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How the tech revolution influences the design process
Peldon Rose Group on LinkedIn
Technology has changed the face of the classic office design, forever. As workplace consultants, it's our job to understand our client's culture and business needs, and suggest ways of improvement.
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A holistic perspective of work
Knoll
In an infographic built from its research paper, "Holistic Ergonomics for the Evolving Nature of Work," Knoll illustrates the ways physical aspects of work connect with, and influence, the mental, social, and collaborative elements of the workplace.
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Inside the hip redesign of Holiday Inn Express
Fast Company's Co.Design
A modern chair. A sleek cafe table for you to set your laptop on instead of a bulky desk. A bed with a plush headboard for you to sit against. Remind you of the new Virgin Hotel? The features are all part of the new Holiday Inn Express "next generation" design for Europe.
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Evoking emotion and physicality with basic colors
Ecosalon
Color evokes emotion, and emotion inspires color. Understanding the basic tenets of color psychology — and knowing what message each color conveys — can help inform your design decisions.
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Can building design presage the decline of the world's tech giants?
Workplace Insight
At the movies, buildings are often used to denote hubris. In the real world, too, monstrous edifices have often presaged a crash — which rather begs the question of what will become of the generation of Tech Palaces that have been in the news so much over the past couple of years?
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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. Enter by Friday, April 3.
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Nominations open for IIDA Member, Educator, Student of the Year
IIDA
Join IIDA in recognizing the dedication, passion, achievement, and excellence of three special IIDA Members who are making outstanding contributions to interior design. Nominate your choice for:
  • IIDA Member of the Year: Honor outstanding volunteer service by a dedicated IIDA Member who has helped advance the profession and advocate for interior design excellence. Apply by March 31.
  • IIDA Educator of the Year: Celebrate high achievement and commitment to interior design education. The recipient will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership. Apply by April 6.
  • IIDA Student of the Year: This award recognizes an IIDA Student Member who has significantly impacted his/her school's interior design program through outstanding leadership, insight, and involvement. The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award, complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership and a free trip to NeoCon! Apply by April 16.

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Enter the 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition
IIDA
Exhibitors at HD Expo 2015 are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged on design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Enter by Friday, April 24.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


The lasting legacy of universal design champion Michael Graves
Mother Nature Network
Famous for his Target kitchen gadgets and an abhorred Oregon office building, the late humanist architect also promoted healing through good design.
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10 things Alistair Barr has learned about design
FX via Design/Curial
From a busy schedule at the head of the architecture and design practice Barr Gazetas, Alistair Barr takes time out to share the top 10 lessons he's learned during his design career.
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Blurring the lines between public and private space
The Malay Mail
From the outside it looks like a modernist house with its clean lines and minimalistic touches. The home of someone who is a fan of Corbusier furniture, perhaps? But this is not a private residence. This is actually a community library — and also home to some students. The two co-exist in the same building, but are independent of each other.
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4 schools teaching outside the box
Interiors & Sources
These innovative and sustainable projects are helping students from around the world experience the connection between good design and good education.

Related: Academic incubators: Garage innovation meets higher education (GenslerOn Cities)

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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Newsjacking: 3 questions to ask before your brand participates
Emma Fitzpatrick
You want your business to be on the front page of the newspaper and on the tip of everyone's tongue. While this goal seems lofty, an easy way to accomplish it is by newsjacking.
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Improve your prospects by partnering
Design Management Company
Designing is not what it used to be. Business has picked up, but designers are still receiving many requests for smaller projects. People are more careful with their money. They're willing to sacrifice quality for appearance as long as they can save some cash. And they're reluctant to pay for professional design services if they can find another way to get the result they want.
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What can you learn from poor sales presentations?
Active Presence
Poor sales presentations are typically branded as boring, tedious, dull, uninspiring, lifeless, and limp. While this descriptive list may ring true, it hardly cuts to the heart of the matter — which is why the presentation failed.
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    What color is the dress: The importance of lighting in retail environments (GenslerOn Lifestyle)
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