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See What’s Trending in the Office This Year
A look at the hottest office trends of 2016 gives us a sense of how firms are adapting to meet the needs of mobility and ...
Start 2016 in a Healthier Work Environment
Could carbon dioxide be negatively impacting the quality of air in your office? Let’s look at this on-the-job health risk. Carbon dioxide & air quality ...
Engaging Educational Spaces
Just as the corporate world has realized the value of different types of work environments, education has embraced the need for diverse study environments so ...
Office Noise Solutions
The open floor plan continues to be a compelling office design option. However, it brings with it the major challenge of acoustics. How can you ...
Sustainability in the Classroom
The issue of sustainability has become increasingly important in business, and the same is true in education. What steps can you take to create a ...
Improving Healthcare Waiting Room Design
Building a better waiting room The waiting room is an important part of the patient experience that is often given very little attention. The fact ...
What is Universal Design?
Universal design – definition People who are disabled often require special accommodations to move around and to complete tasks. The disability community has complained openly ...
Designing the Workplace for Creativity
What is the most critical component of success for business, more important than work ethic, leadership, directional consistency, and planning? Creativity – at least that ...
Golden Age of Design Inspires Dulux 2016 Color Forecast
Design in rapid change since 2000 The understanding of design has been in rapid flux for the past 15 years. Here are five critical developments ...
Developing Trends in Office Design
From Taylorism to the open office Office design has gone through various stages of evolution as businesses have attempted to meet conflicting needs: optimizing square ...
Designing Collaborative Learning Spaces
Collaborative learning spaces on the rise Colleges and universities understandably want to take advantage of the latest technology and education studies to make the classroom ...
The Basics of Design: Balance, Harmony, and Function
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 54,900 interior designers employed in the United States in 2012. The work performed by these ...
Creating Brand Identity Through Design
The branded environment and related ideas Over the years, experiential and sensory characteristics have become increasingly important ways that companies define themselves and brand their ...
How Noise Pollution Affects Employee Well-being
Economic & wellness costs The sound of a jackhammer. A barking dog. A car alarm going off. A baby crying. We are all familiar with ...
Adapting Physical Design to Personalities in the Workplace
“A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist." – Ralph Waldo Emerson Questioning conformity & standardization There are ...