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Building acoustics: What to do when noise annoys
Engineering & Technology Magazine
Smart buildings appear to be "in" at the moment. Everybody wants to talk about power conservation, controlling the heating remotely, all kinds of stuff — and yet the conversation always starts with pictures. Nobody ever whips out an iPhone or speaker system and says, "And this is what it will sound like." But acoustic design is a critical factor in making sure your work space is a place where you can actually work.
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Minimalist retail design creates calm for shoppers
Sourceable
A move toward minimalist retail design caters to customers seeking a relaxing and clutter-free shopping experience.
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Adapting commercial spaces for outpatients
Health Facilities Management
Many health care organizations are investigating cost reductions by eschewing new construction in favor of renovating existing commercial and retail buildings into medical office buildings, wellness centers, outpatient clinics, and other health care facilities.
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Future of Retail report: It's all about the customer
PSFK
In the fifth volume of the Future of Retail report, the PSFK Labs team explores the dynamic social, technological, and physical forces influencing consumer behavior and driving next-generation shopping experiences. With a refocus on the importance of the physical store, the analysis includes 10 in-store strategies supported by more than a dozen key trends retailers can use to immediately begin redefining their retail experience.
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Dynamic work space design
Ergonomics in Design
There seems to be a rising trend of hot-desking, an office organization system that involves multiple workers sharing a single physical work station or surface during different time periods as opposed to each staff member having their own personal desk.
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IIDA NEWS


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 IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Competition
IIDA
The 3rd Annual IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Competition deadline is approaching! This 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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The new ECONYL® Global Collection offers an expanded color line of 138 unique options. Take your design to the next level with Aquafil USA's 100 percent regenerated Nylon 6 carpet fiber. These bold and vibrant colors allow for endless design possibility.
 


HD Expo 2015 exhibitors invited to enter 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


Ikea's flat-pack refugee shelters go into production
Dezeen
Ikea is producing 10,000 of its flat-pack temporary shelters designed for refugees made homeless by conflict and natural disasters.
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DesignIntelligence ranks best schools for interior design
Interiors & Sources
The Design Futures Council's DesignIntelligence recently surveyed industry practitioners to rank the best undergrad and graduate programs for interior design. The research included 1,426 professional practice leaders with direct experience hiring and supervising the performance of recent architecture and design graduates.
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New online platform simplifies lives of retailers and designers
Editor at Large
MONOQI Business is a new online wholesale marketplace for design, bringing together retailers and designers in a unique, streamlined way.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


How to have constructive conflict via email
Harvard Business Review
When email was novel 20 years ago, managers began asking if it should be used for sensitive conversations. It's possible — but without the benefit of nonverbal cues from face-to-face meetings, email conversations require extra consideration.
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Infographic: Why you should be marketing with social media
Kaylee Nelson
Marketing through social media today is more valuable than ever — in more ways than one. Check out this infographic to see how.
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Refresh your creative services resume in 30 minutes
The Creative Group via How Design
When it comes to your resume in the creative field, remember to go big or go home. These resume tips will help you revamp your resume in 30 minutes or less.
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