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Worldwide Reach: The Impact of Globalization on Design Education and Practice
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With a global reach, design programs are expanding the knowledge and understanding of our students. And for those who do not have the resources to study abroad, technology makes the exchange of ideas more free flowing. Such experiences open up a world students wouldn't otherwise know.
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Voting for 2015 Board of Directors Opens Monday
ASID
Elections for the 2015 – 2016 ASID Board of Directors will open Monday, April 21, and will remain open through May 7. Voting is easy: Simply visit www.asid.org and log in with your ASID username and password. From your "My ASID" page, click on "Society Elections 2015" and follow the voting instructions. If you would like a paper ballot, please contact the chapter services department at 202-546-3480 or chapters@asid.org.
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Gain Skills Needed by Today's Designers: Attend Design to Lead Summit
ASID
As the economy picks up and the design industry grows, leadership opportunities abound on the horizon. Will you be ready to take advantage of them? Will your business be prepared with the pipeline of talented leaders it needs? ASID has the answer: Gain relevant skills you can apply immediately in your workplace at the Society's Design to Lead Summit, May 2 – 3 in Atlanta.
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Understand Design Legislation and Learn How to Advocate for Your Profession
ASID
Join leaders from across the country for one of two ASID Legislative Symposia events, taking place May 9 – 10 in Orlando and June 7 in New York City. Attendees will participate in educational exchanges to gain first-hand knowledge of state-level grassroots movements, lobbying efforts and coalition management, as well as information about important legislation affecting designers — in your state and nationwide. Join your colleagues in advocating for the industry — and earn 0.4 CEU at the same time. For more information, contact us at gpa@asid.org.
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ASID-Developed, IDCEC-Approved Education Debuts at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
ASID
ASID will offer exclusive education programming for residential and commercial design professionals at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America's premier showcase for contemporary design. Through a new partnership between ICFF and ASID, ICFF will make available educational sessions developed and managed by ASID and approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). The program, ASID at the ICFF, will provide an array of opportunities led by some of the industry's leading authorities on design. Each session is approved for 0.1 CEU.
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ASID Member Discount to Attend Dwell on Design LA
ASID
Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to Los Angeles June 20 – 22. Use code 20ASID14 now to save $10 on registration.
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Top Five Reasons Why Homeowners Renovate
Christina Mogk
If you're going to live in a space, why would you not want to love where you live? Make it your own. That could translate into a large-scale renovation project. But it could also be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint and hanging some artwork or photos. When homeowners want to upgrade or redesign, according to Houzz, odds are high that their renovation desire stems from one of five root causes.
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Tiny House + Parking Garage = Future of Urban Housing?
Treehugger
A new project from the Savannah College of Art and Design has one possible solution for urban sustainable living, which is to build micro-houses that fit inside the footprint of a standard parking space and then place them in parking garages in small communities.
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Huge New York Development Project Becomes a Data Science Lab
The New York Times
Hudson Yards is a huge estate development project, the largest in New York since Rockefeller Center. It is to include office towers, apartments, shops, a luxury hotel, a public school and acres of public space. But the sprawling development on Manhattan's West Side will also become an urban laboratory for data science, a showpiece in the emerging field of "urban informatics."
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How Seven Retailers Offer Benefits to the Trade
The Editor at Large
Retail shopping offers many advantages such as longer hours, in-stock inventory and artful merchandising — and has become an important option for designers. Many of these stores have taken note and created trade programs.
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Biomimicry: How Nature Can Streamline Business for Innovation
Forbes
Biomimicry is transforming the ways we design, produce, transport and distribute goods and services, and more and more companies are approaching Mother Nature for innovative ideas to help solve complex human problems.
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Attract New Customers with Content Marketing
Emma Fitzpatrick
Content marketing is a new ballpark for advertisers and marketers in every industry. With content marketing, your business will be attracting, engaging, listening to and converting consumers who are already interested in what you have to offer. And it's worth the time investment. Let's jump into how your business can begin attracting new customers by setting goals for your content marketing plan, then making them a reality.
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How Much Is Too Much to Share on Social Media?
WSI Designer Marketplace
Before you pin, tweet, post, blog or Instagram anything, take 30 seconds to answer one question: Will it damage my brand if I don't share this?
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Dealing with Demanding and Unrealistic Clients
FreshBooks
If you are a small-business owner, chances are you have dealt with clients who want instant results. After repeated experiences that didn't turn out as well as they could have, one firm developed these specific principles and steps to healthy and realistic client relationships.
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Nontraditional Flooring Ideas
Elle Decor
It may seem like you've seen it all when it comes to flooring. Three designers offer their own creative solutions for choosing finishes for flooring that sets your project apart from every other house on the block.
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30 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas for a Private Heaven
Freshome
From bright and cheery to sophisticated and imposing, modern bathrooms have long gone beyond the limit of space. Creative solutions for small bathrooms have completely changed the way we look at spaces, while the endless design possibilities for spa-like environments have surpassed our wildest dreams. In between, details transform dull bathrooms into fantastic relaxation and refreshing spaces.
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Battle of the Furniture Featherweights
Sourceable
Designers are beginning to lighten the load of their furniture designs in a bid to reduce resources and costs and serve a mobile market.
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Worldwide Reach: The Impact of Globalization on Education, Practice
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With a global reach, design programs are expanding the knowledge and understanding of our students. Such experiences open a world of possibilities.

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11 Daring Interior Design Moves
The Wall Street Journal
Edwardian wall treatments? Earth-packed floors? An all-cork library? Designers open up about their dream projects — with risky moves that paid off, as well as risks not yet taken.

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Ahead of the Curve with Metaskills
ICON Online
You already have design skills, or you wouldn't be making a living in a highly creative profession. But there's a difference between design skills and design leadership skills.

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Five Reasons to Champion Green Building on Earth Day
Ecobuilding Pulse
The editors at Ecobuilding Pulse are marking the year's biggest celebration of the environment — Earth Day on April 22 — with a look at why a commitment to green building matters.
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Business Must Ramp Up Understanding of Built Environment Issues
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Businesses need to increase board-level understanding of built environment issues if they are to make smarter investment decisions that deal with issues such as carbon reduction targets, a new report warns.
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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week
Inhabitat
Salone del Mobile is the leading trade fair for brands and designers to launch their latest furniture designs, but it also offers a platform for young, recently graduated talent from all over the world. What clever new ways have up-and-coming designers found to integrate sustainability into new products?
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Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies
The Design Observer
The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture and design. Increasingly the concepts of dynamic, systemic change, adaptability and resilience are seen as useful heuristics for decision-making in many fields, and as models or metaphors for cultural production, particularly in the design arts.
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Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life
The Atlantic
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable? Author Nikil Saval's new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, explores the evolution of the office, from the four walls of a building to the three walls of a cubicle.
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The Art of Hospitality Design
Taschen
Restaurants and bars offer architects and interior designers the opportunity to design for both style and entertainment. Aesthetics and function must come together to create ambiance and conviviality in a way that not only makes a bold first impression, but also secures a loyal following of regular customers. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards recognize the importance of this particular field.
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Luxury VIP Cabins Increasing in Popularity
AIN Online
More than simply transportation, a business jet can serve as flying office, airborne home and luxury retreat, its fuselage a blank canvas within which an owner, interior design team and completion specialists can create a "working" work of art.
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Waiting Rooms: Design to Impress
Healthcare Design
The patient experience is taking on a whole new level of importance for providers, as the industry shifts to a value-based service model, where outcomes and satisfaction drive reimbursements. To that end, the waiting room and the overall waiting experience have fallen under new scrutiny, particularly the traditionally stale environments where patients and visitors might pass what feels like excruciatingly long periods of time.
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Plug and Play Technologies Dovetail with Contemporary Office Designs
Mayhew
Contemporary office designs make fantastic Pinterest images, but a truly comprehensive design takes more into consideration than mere visual appeal and photogenic properties. The contemporary office has to look good and function appropriately given today's work styles and technological advances. Plus, it has to optimize the real estate footprint of each space.
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