3.3.14 | In 2008, Steelcase organized Steelcase Education Solutions as a separate brand and named as General Manager Sean Corcorran, a former Studio Head at IDEO. “Our research indicates,” said Mr. Corcorran, “that traditional spaces such as classrooms and other formal learning environments often are designed in a way that creates barriers to teaching in new ways and learning in better ways. There seen to be too few architects who understand how to design a functional school for the 21st Century from the inside out.”
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3.3.14 | What are the implications of more people living alone for workplace design? Dr. Sally Augustin points out that recent studies show a marked increase in the number of single-person households. This provides additional opportunities for employers, through appropriate workplace location and design, to provide more attractive workplaces for those who live alone.
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3.3.14 | For smaller firms who have yet to embark on a research journey themselves, learning to uncover the best sources of information relevant for one’s area of practice, and how to collect and organize relevant, reliable information and how to apply it, must become part of a business/design process.
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3.3.14 | One of the endearing things about interior design professionals is their penchant for contributing their creative talents in support of charitable event. Recently, the IIDA NY Chapter’s 6th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction was helod to benefit the Fiver Children’s Foundation. A collection of nine quilts featuring themes ranging from New York City culture and geography to the contemporary art world and pop culture were auctioned to raise funds for the foundation.
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3.3.14 | Dangol and colleagues have comprehensively assessed the color and intensity of lights that workers prefer.
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2.24.14 | In part 2 of the presentation and panel discussion about the Gensler Workplace Survey 2013 that took place in Genler’s Chicago office late last year, we publish comments of the panel to the findings of the latest survey. The panelists. offering the perspective of their respective disciplines, were Kimberly Scott, professor or organizational behavior, Ben Jacobson, a behavioral scientist and cultural anthropologist with a business consutancy, and Sven Govaars, a workplace strategist at Gensler. Some very conclusions were drawn, including:
- it comes down to establishing an organizational culture that supports trust and openness and to the important role of leadership
- leadership must have a clear sense of the purpose and the strategy of the organization, the role of the workplace design, and the behaviors and the activities that are encouraged by that design
- we have to look at each sector, and understand each organization, to listen very carefully and help them work through what we call being in-solution and transition on a continuous basis
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2.24.14 | This year the China International Furniture Fair runs from 28th March to 1st April and will be held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. Over 900 exhibitors will be fill 2 million sq.ft. of some of the most modern and architecturally exciting exhibition space in the world. Exhibitors participating in CIFF-Office Show 2014 will be presenting products of the highest quality: more and more Asian manufacturers of office furniture are investing in patenting their products and creating technological solutions, obtaining environmental certification and working with leading international professionals.
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2.24.14 | It is important to note that ceramic tile is an umbrella term that describes various types of manufactured tile, such as quarry, pavers, porcelain and terracotta. The durability and fire resistance of ceramic tiles are well known, but other characteristics vary in important detail. Some of the lesser know qualities include their anti-microbial qualities, and some of their other ecological benefits.
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2.24.14 | Gerald Clore recently won the Association for Psychological Science’s William James Fellow Award.
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