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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 ...
Improve Wellness in the Workplace
Why our indoor environments matter Amazingly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. That right there is already ...
The Emotional Impact of Healthcare Environments
Connection of mood to place in healthcare The scientific evidence is ample that a patient’s surroundings will play a major role in how quickly and ...
Impact Of Office Design on Productivity
Rise of the open office There’s hardly anything about worklife that is so hotly debated as open office design. The previously accepted cubicle format allowed ...
3 Questions To Tackle Office Space Troubles
Organization is a central component of most commercial design plans. Although disorganization has its surprising merits, it’s wise to contain your clutter by asking three ...
New Design Trends for Healthcare Clinics
Medical clinic design trends are based on research into efficiency, safety, and effectiveness. They also describe the morphing relationship between patients and providers. The necessity ...
Give Your Office an Edge With Color
The impact of your workspace design will vary greatly based on its color. In fact, color should be a consideration of all business interactions, as ...