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Designing for patient demographics
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Although it may seem obvious, physicians rarely consider patient demographics when designing their office space. The design for one medical practice, for example, was dictated by the way the cleaning people arranged the chairs—close together and in rows that made it difficult for the practice’s older patients to sit down. It’s important for designers, therefore, to hone in on patients’ needs when meeting with their clients. More



Economy keeping residents in place
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Respondents to an online survey commissioned by the National Apartment Association found that both renters and homeowners are not eager to make any changes in their housing status within the next year. "People aren't looking forward to making a change. Whether you own or rent, most people are saying that they want to stay, and I think that's a factor of uncertainty of what's happening in the economy," said NAA president Douglas Culkin. The survey also found that the decline in home values, tight lending conditions and reports of continuing foreclosures have made consumers cautious about purchasing a home. More

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Emerging Professionals Town Hall, Tuesday, June 15, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Ligne Roset showroom, one block from the Mart! This event for new designers offers inspirational stories and sound advice from a panel of the most honored and esteemed professional designers within ASID—Fellows. Participating Fellows are experts in universal design, hospitality design, corporate design, sustainable design, facilities management, residential design, commercial furnishings and design education.

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LED light fixtures create the illusion of daylighting
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One innovative designer is experimenting with LED lights to create fake sunlight reflections on interior walls. Using over 3,000 LED lights, which give off the natural color of sunlight, Daniel Rybakken is designing lighting fixtures in the shapes of parallelograms, which give the impression of sunlight coming in through a window and reflecting off a surface. More

Tendence
Tendence, taking place August 27-31 in Frankfurt, Germany, is the most important international consumer-goods event and the leading design platform during the second half of the year. With the "Next" promotional program young design companies have the opportunity to present themselves and their products to international key players from industry, trade and the media. more


Green Products Innovation Institute launched
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At an event at Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, architect and designer William McDonough, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and representatives from Shaw Industries Group officially launched the Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII). The nonprofit institute is dedicated to transforming the way companies design and manufacture products by advancing the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) framework developed by McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart. Products meeting the criteria of this to-be-developed rating system will receive C2C certification. More

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The Wright solution to accessibility
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Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949 and completed in 1952, the approximately 2,500-square-foot, three bedroom Kenneth Laurent House sits on its own acreage gently sloping to a small creek bordering the property. What makes this Wright work unique is that it was designed as an accessible residence for a wheelchair user, long before codes and standards for such construction existed in the United States. Wright's intuitive vision and close cooperation with the Laurents resulted in a fully accessible home. More

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NAR proposes solutions to combat commercial real estate crisis
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The commercial real estate market is experiencing its worst liquidity challenge in almost 20 years, and it is vital that Congress take action to prevent a deepening crisis, the National Association of Realtors said in recent testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. NAR proposed changes to boost lending to the commercial real estate and small business markets, along with other proposals. More

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Is McDonald's new facelift a waste?
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Let's face it—McDonald's isn't the créme de créme of restaurants. We go there for cheap eats and speedy service, not ambience. But all that may change as the McDonald's franchise seeks to update it's classic look with a more modern, fashionable image. McDonald's executives hope to remodel 400 to 500 locations across the country in 2010. And the corporation recently pledged $1 billion to this initiative. More

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Homeowners slowly open wallets for improvements
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People are starting to spend money on their homes again. Not a lot, but enough that paint store owners, home designers and kitchen refinishers are hopeful that this year represents a turn away from the disastrous depths of the recession last year. More

Setting fashion on pins and needles
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To showcase Miyake's unstructured Bilbao bag, Japanese design firm Nendo created a display area comprised of rail-thin steel rods, each varying slightly in height, meant to resemble "a field of prairie grass." The bags fall over the rods willy-nilly, as if they were "flowers in a light breeze." More

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