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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.
The aesthetics of outdoor spaces are important to contributing to the success of the overall built environment because they:
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Design Evolution: What You Need to Know About Gen Z in the Workplace
In his 2017 book, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, Thomas M. Nichols discusses the death of expertise.
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.”
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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Designing for Smart Failure in a Fast Changing World
Join best-selling author and acclaimed professor Eddie Obeng for an engaging, interactive session on how to use his trademarked “Sticky Steps” to reframe effective communication. These tangible tactics will leave you inspired and empowered to thrive in a shifting world.
Design Nerds Anonymous: Season 2, Episode 8
In this episode, we explore the future of growth in the commercial design industry – and why we’re still looking at physical space in an increasingly digital era.
MIX IT UP: Why Movement in the Workplace Matters More Than Ever
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.