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How integrating the arts could humanize health care
Fast Company's Co.Exist
If you've been sick enough to require hospital admission, you'll know how sterile hospitals can be. Sterile, in the sense of being germ-free. And sterile because hospitals are all about science and medicine. But with thousands of works of art and hundreds of music performances, Ohio's Cleveland Clinic is a hospital that feels more like a center of culture — and that's good for patients and their visitors.
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Coworking: A workplace paradigm shift
Contract
Where do you work? For most with a desk job, the answer used to be the office, home, or even a coffee shop. Today we have another, increasingly popular option: coworking, a shared work environment for those working independently. Less than a decade ago, coworking appeared as an alternative workplace model.
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An office design so livable you might just move in
Fast Company's Co.Exist
With a climbing wall, swimming pool, kitchen, and garden for employees, this design in Austria upends any semblance of work-life balance.
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IIDA NEWS


IIDA selects winners of 3rd Annual IIDA Healthcare Design competition
Dexigner
The International Interior Design Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. The competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.
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New Massachusetts law opens access, opportunity for design professionals
IIDA
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law a bill that expands the rights and privileges of Interior Designers to bid on state contracts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On behalf of the International Board of Directors, IIDA Vice President Susanne Molina, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, ID+C, extends thanks and appreciation to the IIDA New England Chapter, the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition and lobbyist Serlin Haley LLP in helping to see this bill to passage.
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Google, Linkedin turn office spaces into happy zones for their employees
The Economic Times
The idea of a workplace is changing rapidly, moving away from drab cubicles and work stations. Unsurprisingly, global trendsetter in workplace design, Google, is at the forefront of the change in India, too. Its new office in Gurgaon, with a Taj Mahal-like reception area, boasts of a mini golf course, a cricket pitch, napping pods and, yes, a railway coach.
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New trends in corporate interiors
Interiors & Sources
Benching systems, collaborative spaces and glass walls remain hallmarks of the open layout, yet these highly flexible spaces are seeing a rise of new design elements. Stay on top of these trends to keep your open office competitive.
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Hotel design's role in a 5-star check-in process
Forbes
The "stodginess" of traditional hotel check-in is one of the consistent findings in recent hospitality research, which is why some innovative five-star luxury hotel brands have been stealthily revolutionizing hotel check-in.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Pinterest analytics dashboard launches for business users
Business 2 Community
Pinterest has launched a new analytics dashboard that gives business users more insight into their Pinterest account. The dashboard is meant to showcase how users are engaging with the content businesses pin to their various boards. The Pinterest analytics platform was designed to provide a quick view of a brand's overall reach.
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Decisiveness drives success for companies
Greg Witz
Some people just can't make up their minds. Neither can some companies. But if they knew what their indecision was costing them, would they change how they operate? Ram Charan, a former faculty member at Harvard Business School, spotted the problem nearly a decade ago — but the problem exists even more profoundly today.
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