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Technology and patient-centered design
Health Facilities Management
From electronic health record systems to advanced building automation platforms to cutting-edge imaging modalities, today's health care facilities employ the latest innovative technologies to provide safe and effective care. This presents a number of challenges for the industry's design and construction community, which is charged with accommodating all of these technologies while providing a patient-centered environment of care.
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Study: Open kitchens boost restaurants' bottom line
Restaurant-Hospitality
Many operators already rely on exhibition kitchens to create dining room excitement. Now some brainiacs at Harvard have figured out how to measure just how much buzz an open kitchen design can produce. Their study found double-digit increases in customer satisfaction scores when diners see their meal being prepared. Even better, when chefs can see the people they're cooking for, significant boosts in food quality and kitchen throughput occur.
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Boosting STEM education with gaming (and design)
GenslerOn Work
The chorus of voices championing science, technology, engineering and math education grows louder by the day. One tactic that has received a healthy dose of attention is the use of video games as an educational tool. With growing support for video games as a teaching tool, one thing is clear: Educational institutions that can't support them and other digital technologies run the risk of falling behind. This means learning environments must be reshaped.
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Designing for the 'emerging workplace' at Avalon
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As millennials flood the workforce with their preferences for collaborative work styles and live-work-play communities, the modern office design is quickly evolving.
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Singapore puts green design in sight
Interior Design
There is little doubt as to why Singapore is often labeled The Green City — and why it has officially been given the title of A City in a Garden by Singapore's National Parks Board. Indeed, this little city-state in Southeast Asia has garnered a lot of attention for its focus on sustainable design and the type of green living that is so difficult to achieve in a large metropolis.
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Call for entries: 10th Annual IIDA Student Design Competition
IIDA
The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact. This year's focus is on evolving the concept of the open office to offer employees a workplace that encourages health, well-being, collaboration and productivity. Submit your entry before the deadline Friday, Jan. 16.
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During this holiday season, help the IIDA Foundation 'Design for the Future'
IIDA Foundation
Have you become part of the Designing for the Future campaign? This important initiative will continue through Dec. 1. 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.
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Chapter Capture: IIDA Georgia
DesignMatters
IIDA's Chapter Capture allows you to get to know our 33 chapters from around the world as they discuss their chapter make-up, upcoming initiatives and what makes their IIDA members unique. This month, we highlight the IIDA Georgia Chapter.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


What to do with 17 pallets of wooden crates? BCNewt goes outside the box
Officing Today
What to do when your neighborhood industries produce masses of discarded wooden pallets? That was the question weighing heavily on the minds of the people who were tasked with building out BCNewt, a new Barcelona-based co-working space.
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Tree-inspired indoor soccer complex provides luminous interior
Inhabitat
New York and Dubai-based RAW-NYC Architects have just unveiled plans for the sustainable and incredibly high-tech Aspire Indoor Soccer Complex in Qatar. Although the LEED certification-seeking project will utilize state-of-the-art technology, the design inspiration stems from a nature-based vision.
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Spatial basics
BLDG Blog
The new Red Bull New York offices feature an aesthetic that is stripped down to a minimalist, calm workplace distinct from - or perhaps offsetting - Red Bull's identity as an international energy drink monolith.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


9 holiday marketing tactics for service-based businesses
Entrepreneur
Service-based businesses tend to struggle with promotions, and a holiday push may feel forced (unless your service is gift wrapping). Or you think you're too late to begin holiday marketing for your brand. You're wrong.
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11 ways to stop writing bad emails
Inc.
Most people have developed their own email habits over the past decade or so. With little guidance, it's no wonder etiquette is all over the place. Many people don't even realize they are handling email in an offensive manner. Follow these tips to keep people happy on the other end.
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