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Great Design in the Great Outdoors

This report was created to equip designers with unbiased research that validates the importance of designing exterior environments, especially today. *Research sponsored by TUUCI.

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of Designers believe that in the last 2 years there has been an increasing focus placed on the design of outdoor environments as part of the overall context of designing a space


The aesthetics of outdoor spaces are important to contributing to the success of the overall built environment because they:

Give people an alternate place to relax
Give people an alternate place to work
Give people an alternate place to meet

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Using Design to Express the Humanistic Elements of a Brand

“We believe the purpose of both design and designer is to guide. To provoke, to clarify, to move people emotionally and functionally forward. Whether through big transformations or everyday tasks, design should make people and business work smarter.”

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Why Design is More than Pretty Pictures

Here’s a bold statement that we all need to be reminded of. Pinterest has altered the design world – but it hasn’t replaced the need of a designer.

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This report is a tool for designers to use with their clients to validate the importance of integrating movement into the workplace. While not a new trend, this 3rd-party research supports your ability to sell your clients on the design direction, products, and amenities you want to infuse into their space.

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