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Listen to Me: Stop Designing for People
ICON Online
Victor Ermoli, dean of the School of Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, encourages designers to take their practice to the next level by paying attention to the economics of consumerism. "In the experience economy, value is based on how a product or service makes us feel," he writes. "Consequently, the more unique and positive the experience we perceive, the more money people are willing to pay for the product or service."
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Design to Lead Summit: Early Bird Registration Ends Monday
ASID
Take advantage of the best prices for the upcoming Design to Lead Summit — register before the early bird deadline on March 31. The event, taking place May 2 – 3 in Atlanta, will feature insight from some of the industry's most acclaimed thought leaders. Guided by Victor Ermoli, dean of the School of Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, Summit participants will embark on an invaluable journey through the landscape of leadership. Register today!
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High Point Market Features Outstanding Design Viewpoint Series
ASID
The 2014 spring High Point Market will feature an outstanding lineup for its Design Viewpoint Series, sponsored by ASID. Earn CEU credit and gain a competitive edge by attending the sessions:
  • "From Amateur to Authority: Understanding and Working with the Media" by Mary Leigh Howell
  • "Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd! Essential Secrets for Every Designer" by Michelle Jennings Wiebe
  • "More Money, More Profits" by Kimberley Seldon
  • "Pause and Refresh 2014-2015 Color Trends" by Steve Shorthouse
Each session includes a complimentary boxed lunch. Participants will earn .1 CEU credit per session.

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Voting Now Open for Daltile's Operation Renovation
ASID Foundation with Daltile
Public voting is now open for the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. This is your chance to see innovative design projects created by today's students. Only the designs with the most votes will move on to final judging, so be sure to select your favorite and give a student designer the chance at a $10,000 scholarship. Cast your vote today!
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Reminder: CEU Reporting Period Closes March 31
ASID
The deadline to report your 2013 continuing education is Monday, March 31. ASID staff will audit members' CEU credits, based on the most recent Interior Design Continuing Education Council report. To maintain active ASID membership, members with fewer than 0.6 CEU will be asked to show proof of the necessary credits, or members may request a 30-day extension to secure those credits.
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The 2014 Winner of the Pritzker Prize Is Revolutionizing A&D
New Republic
As recently as 10 years ago, superb design and the social good were usually antithetical to one another; designing for the public good consigned you to the ghettos of social housing or the emerging sustainability movement. But the trifecta of globalization, climate change and digital technology has thoroughly reshaped architecture as a profession and as an art.
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Top Trends from the Architectural Digest Show
Consumer Reports
Despite the rarified air at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show — held March 20-23 this year in New York City — there are plenty of trends that are likely to find their way into mainstream design. Here are five to watch from the editors and market analysts at Consumer Reports.
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9/11 Memorial Museum Opens May 21
Contract
The 9/11 Memorial Museum, designed by Davis Brody Bond, opens May 21 beneath the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. At the outset, the firm was tasked with creating a space that respectfully presented and served the history and memories of the events of 9/11.
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Survey Reveals Remodeling Can Boost Happiness
CultureMap Dallas
In its Home & Happiness Survey, Houzz discovered that people who recently remodeled or redecorated are happier and more relaxed. Of the more than 6,000 homeowners surveyed, a whopping 9 out of 10 agree with that statement. Nearly one-third (31 percent) also entertain more often post-renovation.
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Mario Buatta on 50 Years of Interior Design
Los Angeles Times
In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title "The Prince of Chintz." And in an era defined by Belgian gray and industrial furniture, Buatta's sumptuous spaces are being re-examined by younger designers as an antidote to 21st-century minimalism.
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10 Great Quotes About Design
TED
For its DesignCafe at TED2014, Target has printed quotes from TED Talks about design. Here are 10 of the quotes the folks at TED find especially inspiring. But there are hundreds more.
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Lead Generation Through Social Media
Decorum
You are ready to start using social media because you want to grow your brand awareness. You will be tweeting and posting on Facebook because you want to build a community around your brand. Really? At the end of the day, you are ready to start using social media for your business because it can generate leads, bring new business and sales.
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On the Importance of Customers and Employees
Mel Kleiman
Is it as important to value your employees as highly as you value your relationships with your customers? You bet it is! There is a direct correlation between employee job satisfaction and length-of-service with profitability. This means treating employees with respect and delivering what they want from their jobs is crucial to long-term success.
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Five Easy Ways to Get an Opinion; Your Design Depends on It
The View From Here
As interior designers we must have strong ideas about creating space. And if we are reticent to offer up those ideas or critique our work, we limit our own success. Opinions about our design comprise our lifeblood, yet many of us don't express them about our work or our colleagues' work as much as we should.
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Someone Copied My Interior Design Concept; Can I Sue?
Avvo
When a new restaurant opened recently in California, its similarities to a concept first displayed by another restaurant in development seemed too close for comfort. Attorneys weigh in on the issues involved in a copycat lawsuit.
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Listen to Me: Stop Designing for People
ICON Online
In this commentary, Victor Ermoli, dean of the School of Design at Savannah College of Art and Design encourages designers to take it to the next level.

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Don't Hide from the Money Conversation
Design Biz Blueprint
Designers often are reluctant to talk about money during a consultation. Here are some suggestions for how to create ease and comfort in your new client money conversations.

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Making the Case for Higher Fees
Architect
Designers have been slow to champion the return on investment that their work can bring. But even a little data can convince clients that spending more can mean saving more.

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10 Fashion Trends That Look Great at Home
WSI Designer Marketplace
Your job as an interior designer is to respect your clients' tastes and personalities and give them beautifully designed spaces that age gracefully — but who said you couldn't be au courant? So much of what decorators do is based on good fashion sense, and it just so happens that this spring's runway styles translate effortlessly to interiors.
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The Smartest Hardwood Floors Ever
Elle Decor
Could your hardwood floor actually remove toxins and improve the air quality in your home? It sounds like a very tall order, but Lauzon Flooring's Pure Genius line has made the concept a reality.
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Fresh Bedding Lines to Consider as Market Nears
Furniture Today
And so it begins again. A new season. New looks. Fresh attitudes. As the spring High Point Market draws near, let's take a look at some of the fresh bedding products you will find.
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Homes Adapting to Modern Life
Epoch Times
How are homes today adapting to the changing lifestyle of families? More open floor plans, kitchens for dads and kids, and family management centers that place a laptop and desk at the hub of the house are among the trends builders are seeing in today's homes.
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The Future of Sustainable Design
Forbes
Julia Monk, senior vice president and director of Hospitality Interiors at HOK, discusses the concept of sustainable design, the lessons she's learned over the years as they relate to design that incorporates environmental and social dimensions, where the sector is heading and much more.
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Documentary Highlights Environmentally Aware Interiors
The Daily Texas
Environmentally conscious interior design could influence the way human beings connect to nature while seated at a desk, according to design experts Bill Finnegan and Stephen Kellert. Their documentary film, "Bioliphic Design: The Architecture of Life," was screened at the recent 2014 Rooftop Architecture Film Festival.
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3-D Printers Create Blueprint for Future of Sustainable Design and Production
The Guardian
Not too long ago, the notion that products could be manufactured using a fairly simple, compact printer was straight out of a science fiction novel. But as with so many technological leaps, the once-foreign concept has become a reality — not to mention a tremendously positive development for sustainability.
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Government Gives New Reason to Use Wood in Buildings
GlobeSt.com
The Department of Agriculture and the Wood Products Council's WoodWorks initiative announced a $1 million program that will provide training for architects, engineers and builders related to the use of advanced wood materials in U.S. buildings. The program cites the president's Climate Action Plan goal of preserving forests in mitigating climate change and the recently-signed 2014 farm bill, which calls for the creation of rural jobs.
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The Optimal Office
The Atlantic
As the idea of an open office took hold in North America in the decades following its emergence in Germany, employers switched from traditional offices with one or two people per room to large, wall-less spaces. But as the layout became commonplace, problems emerged.
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Full Immersion: Learning the Impact of Design Firsthand
Healthcare Design
A healthcare designer shares the pros and cons that he noted after becoming a patient in a bed tower he designed a decade ago.
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Hotel Couture: Fashion Designers Turn Their Attention to Hospitality
HD Talks
Fashion has many parallels with hospitality. It is all about architecture, design and creating something cohesive and beautiful. By entering this industry, fashion brands are growing their reach and building a new customer base while also giving consumers a taste of luxury.
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Facebook's 'Hacker Cave' To Be Largest Open-Office Plan in World
Daily Mail
If you've ever been annoyed by your colleagues or complained about noise in an open plan office, spare a thought for Facebook's engineers. The firm's new office building — which includes a giant room housing 2,800 engineers — is set to become the largest open-office plan in the world.
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