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Putting green health care design knowledge to work
Healthcare Design
The business environment for sustainability in health care is rapidly changing. Facing pressure from the Affordable Care Act and reductions in Medicare reimbursements, hospital CEOs are looking to reduce operating costs and overhead, turning to green initiatives to ease the burden. As a result, health care design professionals are finding the need to adjust their approach to sustainability, too.
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Design visionaries see workplace as hyper-collaborative, sustainable
Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal
With concepts that span the re-imagining of office furniture to managing employee health through temperature and light to maximizing multifunctional space, more than 200 architects and designers have helped answer the question: How will we work in 2020?
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The other Herman Miller
Herman Miller
Castoffs, castaways and curiosities — these misfit designs didn't make it much past the pages of the catalog, or in some cases the factory floor. Auctioneer Richard Wright takes us on an alternate tour of Herman Miller's history.
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Is it time to rethink an open-space office?
Business Management Daily
Open-plan offices have grown in popularity for not only communication benefits, but also economic factors: In short, you can squeeze more employees in less space. The idea is that open spaces promote community spirit and give workers a sense of team. But a new study based on a survey of more than 42,000 office workers in 303 office buildings finds no evidence to support this claim.
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Spectacular hotel lobbies around the world
Executive Travel Magazine via CNN
While often unsung, a hotel lobby has a very important role. It's the property's gateway, responsible for a first impression that can last a lifetime — which is not to say that any two great lobbies are alike. They can be as distinct as a hotel's location. In fact, many of the best hotel lobbies reflect that sense of place.
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IIDA NEWS


IIDA and PSAV: A fashionable impact
PSAV
For the fifth consecutive year, PSAV Boston teamed up with the International Interior Design Association to present the IIDA New England Fashion Show Benefit Gala at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for more than 1,000 attendees.
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Entry deadlines approaching for IIDA competitions
IIDA
IIDA presents more than 10 competitions annually, each one celebrating a different aspect of interior design worldwide. You still have time to compete this year!
  • Student Sustainable Design Competition: Honor original sustainable design by students whose projects demonstrate consistent, creative sustainable principles.
    Entries due Nov. 15

  • EdSpaces Innovation Award: Recognize manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment.
    Entries due Nov. 20

  • Global Excellence Awards: Celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international interior design/interior architecture projects in 10 categories.
    Entries due Nov. 22

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INDUSTRY NEWS


London's Design Centre celebrates archival designs
The Editor at Large
The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour in London is set to host an all-new event, "A Celebration of Archive" (Nov. 4–15), in which leading interior designers and international design houses pair up to showcase the influence, beauty and diversity of archives on past, present and future design.
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Bauhaus opens its dorms to paying guests
Dezeen
Visitors to the museum at the Dessau campus of the Bauhaus can now spend the night in the dormitories of the former German Modernist design school.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


101 bad business buzzwords — and why you should avoid them
Joe Latta
Today's marketing and proposal materials are littered with important-sounding words that have no real value: seamless, top-notch, world-class, laser-focused, best of breed. We've all been guilty of using terms like these in place of meaningful descriptors. Unfortunately, buzzwords can seriously weaken your persuasive messaging and give an impression of insecurity. Not good.
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May I have your partial continuous attention, please?
Big Think
Multitasking is increasingly common in our digital age, and many of the dangers are well known. For instance, if you are texting while driving, you can get into an accident. You can certainly insult someone if you answer your cellphone in the middle of a conversation. But beyond those examples, multitasking may be causing a state of heightened mental stress "because we're constantly scanning the environment, yet we know that chronic stress is not good for the brain."
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