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Top 5 health care design takeaways of 2013
Healthcare Design
This year Healthcare Design introduced a new series called Take Five, inviting health care design professionals to tell the magazine what was on their minds and why. The feedback provided a window into the industry and offered insight and perspective on the issues facing the health care design world.
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Workplace revolution
BBC
What effect does office design have on the workers who toil in them? As technology has made us more mobile, Peter Day wonders if we would be more productive away from our desks. And, when we do endure the commute and make it into work, should our offices be designed more like our homes?
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Social equity in the built environment
GBIG
A new report co-authored by Heather Joy Rosenberg and Joel Ann Todd explores the relationship between the built environment and social equity, finding that while there are good examples of green buildings that address social equity issues, this is not widespread.
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Product of the Week: IIDA pen
IIDA
Throughout the month of December, IIDA is offering 20 percent off a different logo merchandise product each week while supplies last. This week, the product in the spotlight is the IIDA pen. Perfect gifts for sponsors, board members and clients, the pens are available in assorted colors. Keep them on hand to impress your newest recruits! This offer is good during the week of Dec. 16-22. To purchase IIDA promotional merchandise, fill out the order form and email it to Erin Cook or fax it to (312) 379-5159.
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Two design competitions now accepting entries
IIDA
The calendar year might be coming to a close, but the competition season is just kicking off! The 41st Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Competition both are accepting entries.Do you have what it takes to win?
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Continuing education reminder: Reporting period ends soon
IIDA
The CEU compliance period ends Dec. 31. On this date, IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education. Have you finished your requirements? If you need last-minute educational resources, take a look at the most recent items added to the Knowledge Center.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Interior Design hosts Hall of Fame, Best of Year awards
The Editor at Large
Earlier this month in New York City, Interior Design magazine celebrated the year of design with major events welcoming new Hall of Fame inductees and Best of Year award recipients.
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Designers transform 'Freehab' treatment center
The Editor at Large
Los Angeles-based interior designers have joined forces with Freehab and The Teen Project in their efforts to resurrect the former People in Progress treatment center, which after 40 years of servicing the most vulnerable homeless alcoholics and addicts living on the streets of Los Angeles, closed due to loss of state funding.
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Taipei named World Design Capital for 2016
The Editor at Large
Taipei, Taiwan, is the fifth city to be given the World Design Capital distinction, following Torino, Italy; Seoul, South Korea; Helsinki, Finland; and Cape Town, South Africa. In just 50 years, Taipei has reinvigorated its urban landscape to include a sophisticated transit system, specialized medical care and a bustling cultural infrastructure. Under the theme "Adaptive City — Design in Motion," Taipei will demonstrate why cities must be able to adapt to meet citizens' demands.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Managing designers on 2 different tracks
Harvard Business Review
Making creative expertise a lasting part of your company means more than just hiring a few designers. You also have to retain, direct and eventually promote them — something that managers from other backgrounds can find daunting.
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4 ways to improve your next electronic proposal submission
Joe Latta
Proposal professionals have long explored ways to optimize their hard-copy submissions, from adjusting paper colors, tabs and binding types to developing unique packaging materials. However, as many organizations shift to electronic-only submission requirements, a new challenge has emerged: how to optimize a proposal file.
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