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As 2013 comes to a close, IIDA would like to wish its members and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season.
As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of Spectrum a look at the most popular articles from 2013.
Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 9.

Making millennials happy at work
Interior Design
From Oct. 24: With metadata only a finger click away via smartphones and social media, the 38 architects and designers at the recent NeoCon East principals roundtable, moderated by Interior Design president Mark Strauss and IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl Durst, asked: How do we design for and manage a generation founded on instant gratification?
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Ben & Jerry's new flavor: Fancier stores
Fortune
From Sept. 5: In its first redesign under Unilever, funky scoop shop Ben & Jerry's goes upscale and global. Gone is the "children's playground" feel of the previous store design. In its place? Light fixtures made of antique milk bottles, pastoral farm murals and hardwood-style tile.
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6 psych tips for creating the ideal work space
PsyBlog
From Sept. 12: There you are, sitting in the office, as usual, working away. Look away from the screen for a moment and what do you see? How tidy is your desk? Is it an open-plan office? Is there a view out of the window? Are there any plants in sight? Did you personally choose the decorations near your desk? All these factors and more have interesting psychological effects on how people work and how good they feel about it. So here are six tips, based on psychological research, for creating the ideal work space.
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The other Herman Miller
Herman Miller
From Nov. 7: 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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World's coolest offices of the future
Inc.
From Nov. 14: You've never seen company headquarters like these. That's because they don't exist (yet). Here's a glimpse at the most amazing offices that will go up next year — and after.
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4 branding guidelines for interior designers
WSI Designer Marketplace
From Sept. 12: The biggest problem most designers have with branding is that they're trying to be all things to all potential clients. You are your own brand, and it's up to you to define what that should be.
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Is it time to rethink an open-space office?
Business Management Daily
From Nov. 7: 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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What is the office of the future?
Entrepreneur
From Sept. 5: Once upon a time, a person asked to envision the workspace of the future might have detailed the trappings of a space-age utopia: robots, flying pods and out-of-this-world architecture. But ask today's architects about tomorrow's office, and the conversation is more likely to include touchpoints such as communication, collaboration and integration. Instead of being out of this world, the next wave of offices is down to earth — and, to a greater extent, designed around employees' needs and specific company cultures.
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What health care designers can learn from office design
Healthcare Design
From Sept. 19: Health care professionals are turning to technology to both diagnose and treat patients, calling for environments that feel less like exam rooms and more like office space.
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Now complete: The world's first 3-D printed room
Fast Company's Co.Design
From Oct. 3: Along with collaborator Benjamin Dillenburger, architect-designer Michael Hansmeyer has finally printed and built a piece of his bespoke brand of architecture. Dubbed Digital Grotesque, the 11-ton installation is being billed as the world's first 3-D printed room, one packed with details that purportedly push the limits of human perception.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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