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How to incorporate biophilia into the workplace
Buildings
With the World Green Business Council’s recent report recommending that building owners and facility managers integrate natural features into workplace designs, it can be hard to know which features will make a difference and which will just end up as background scenery. While the generic benefits of office greenery are well-established, specific features and how they relate to occupant satisfaction aren’t as defined.
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Design a workspace that gives extroverts privacy, too
Harvard Business Review
Since Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, delivered her TED talk in 2012, the public has become more aware of this important aspect of our personalities and how it impacts our behaviors, emotions and decisions. And businesses are looking for ways to offer introverts the solitude they crave at work.
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Evidence-based design: The future of the built environment
Helbling Search
Michael Purcell, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, of American University shares his insight on evidence-based design - starting with a project he led in the 1980s that resulted in a drastic improvement for the business.
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Engagement and workplace design
Research Design Connections
Steelcase commissioned IPSOS to poll 10,500 workers in 14 different countries about their level of engagement with their employer and the design of their workplace. Steelcase learned that "employees who are highly satisfied with the places they work are also the most highly engaged."
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Business case for green building widens to cover wellness, productivity
Workplace Insight
The debate about the economic, commercial and social benefits of green building design continues to evolve rapidly. Where once it was primarily focussed on environmental issues and related cost savings, the world's major champions of eco-building are now making the case for sophisticated building design that has a broader range of benefits for organizations and individuals.
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Enter the 5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards competition
IIDA
The 5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards will honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/Interior Architecture projects in 13 categories. The competition opened Oct. 6, and entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 21.
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Designing for the Future
IIDA Foundation
Have you become part of the Designing for the Future campaign? This important initiative will continue through Dec. 1. The funds raised from this year's campaign will provide funding for the NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund and support the Council for Interior Design Accreditation in developing accreditation standards for 2014–2015. To date, 117 IIDA Members have received financial assistance from the Foundation upon passing the exam.
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5 favorite moments from Greenbuild 2014
Perkins & Will
With a theme of "Leadership Jazz," Greenbuild New Orleans was a week of education, inspiration, motivation, and of course great food and amazing music. Weren’t able to attend this year (or want to relive the magic)? Here are five highlights.
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2014 Hospitality Giants dominate commercial design
Interior Design
It's now safe to say, cliché or no, that the 75 firms that make up the Interior Design Giants in the hospitality sector have finally returned, after the Great Recession, to "business as usual." Firms have found both stability and growth - by all accounts consistent and sustainable. And almost all have a pleasant view of the future.
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Workspace tours: Just Giving, London
Creative Boom
JustGiving, the world's leading platform for charity giving, recently moved into a new campus-style home after outgrowing their old office space. The new design reflects their culture and fosters new ways of thinking.
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Tailor your presentation to fit the culture
Harvard Business Review
Fourteen years ago, Erin Meyer moved from Chicago to Paris. "The first time I ran a training session in France, I prepared thoroughly, considering how to give the most persuasive presentation possible," she writes. Then she ran headlong into a culture barrier that many others have faced.
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Time to update your firm's service menu?
Design Management Company
When was the last time you reviewed your firm's menu of services? If you don't have one, you should. If you do have one, have you checked it lately to make sure you are keeping pace with the changes in the market?
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Course focuses on interior design for those on the autism spectrum
Orlando Sentinel via Disability Scoop
Tara Filegar begged to be in the first-ever Seminole State College class about interior design for people with autism. The class, a pilot the Sanford, Florida, college hopes to continue as a regular elective, focuses on the special needs designers should understand when preparing spaces for those with autism.
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