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7 interior design techniques that promote creativity in the office
Office Anything
Creativity is a big part of rising to the top these days, especially in business. Companies that invest in revolutionary minds to work for them reap the benefits of the unique marketing and design strategies that come from creative people. What secrets do brand-name innovators like Apple, Google, Etsy and Facebook know when it comes to designing a space for people to be creative?
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How can workplaces meet the needs of aging employees?
The Guardian
In any debate on how to address the challenges of an aging population, the design of our places, products and services has a critical role to play to ensure that extended years are full of life rather than extended life being full of years.
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Art Deco skyscraper gets a facelift
Contract
Perkins+Will has completed work on an Art Deco skyscraper constructed in 1925 for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company in San Francisco. Original marble staircases, wood paneling and doors were used in the revitalized design.
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IIDA NEWS


18th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition deadline approaching
IIDA
Only a couple of weeks remain before the April 18 deadline to enter the IIDA/HD 18th Annual Product Design Competition. Honoring innovation, functionality and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry, this competition is open to all exhibitors at HD Expo 2014. The cost to enter is $175 per entry for IIDA members and $275 per entry for nonmembers. Contact Kierstin Snapp for more information.
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IIDA Educator of the Year 2014
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 2015 IIDA Membership. Click here for the Educator of the Year application.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


WESTWEEK programs explore global design inspiration
Editor at Large
The Pacific Design Center was abuzz at the end of March as the industry gathered for the annual WESTWEEK market in Los Angeles, which was chock-full of events and product introductions. Speakers came from near and far to be a part of the show.
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BCO report: Green offices help boost business performance
Workplace Insight
A new report from the British Council for Offices claims that building owners could enjoy significant savings in their operating costs as well as improved staff productivity and wellbeing by investing in environmentally friendly offices and work practices.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Increase your Facebook reach without paying for advertising
Mayur Kisani
It is getting harder and harder for businesses on Facebook to reach their audiences. But there are a few insider tips that might help increase your reach on Facebook without having to pay for promoted posts or ads.
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4 ways to improve your website's performance and user experience
Design You Trust
A rock-solid online existence is a great way to display the significant characteristics of your business and to increase the efficiency of a marketing plan. We live in a mobile, digital age, so in order to meet the requirements of your customers, having a website that works on any and all devices, regardless of screen size, is a requirement.
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