Month: April 2012

Trends for Tomorrow’s Work Force: 2012 and Beyond

By Janet Thomas The office environment of today is very different from the office environment of 10 years ago and will continue to evolve over the next ten years. What is behind the transition and how should corporations adapt for it? A recent study ‘From Conventional to Collaborative’ conducted by Herman Miller Performance Environments revealed the following: Private offices sit… Read More

Education Redefined: Geothermal Project

By: Lee Boyland As a proud graduate of Ball State University, I thought I would take this opportunity to share some innovative, economic cost saving and continuing educational news about my alma mater …  As with all educational institutions, companies, and corporations, they all have key priorities and objectives … and Ball State University is certainly no exception to this… Read More

Selecting the perfect window treatment for your home

By Donna Metallic, RID IDO Incorporated is a full service Commercial Interior Design Firm that provides a variety of services, and helping clients select window treatments is just a very small part of what we do. How do you select the perfect window treatment for your home?  As Interior Designers, we start with a list of questions to help narrow… Read More

What do Interior Designers REALLY do?

By Amanda Medlen: This video is the result of a competition, sponsored by NCIDQ, that was put on by IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council).  The video, produced by Radford University students, was awarded first place at the recent IDEC Conference.  It is a great tool for presenting the facts on what Interior Designers really do. On April 16th, the design… Read More

A Progress Report on the R’s from IDO

By Julie Knight: Since IDO opened its doors at the 601 North Capitol Avenue location, we have been practicing our R’s……… Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of our commitment to our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Silver certification awarded to us in 2007  by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).  I decided to go back and take… Read More

Imagine – The New Science of Creativity; A Must Read

By Jill Mendoza: Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide; comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses,… Read More