News Category: Design

  • Can We Design for Happiness?
    10.25.2022Anne Holden

    Can We Design for Happiness?

    By Elissaveta M. Brandon, Metropolis Magazine The pandemic has revived one of the oldest questions in architecture and design….can we design for happiness? In the September/October 2022 issue of Metropolis magazine, staff writer Elissaveta M. Brandon dives into the science …

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  • What’s New with WELL?
    10.19.2022Anne Holden

    What’s New with WELL?

    By Michelle DuPont, Medical Construction & Design In the September/October 2022 issue of Medical Construction & Design (MCD) magazine, author Michelle DuPont, AIA and WELL AP, updates us on four recent updates designers, architects, engineers, and building operations professionals should …

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  • Following Nature’s Lead When Designing Healing Environments
    10.11.2022Anne Holden

    Following Nature’s Lead When Designing Healing Environments

    By Nan Schramm, Medical Construction & Design At IDO, we strive to incorporate nature-based, biophilic design into all our clients’ healing environments. Nature-based design is proven to improve patient (and staff) overall experiences, but it also has a positive, therapeutic …

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  • Impacting Staff Wellness, Retention Through Design: 2022 HCD Conference Preview
    10.04.2022Anne Holden

    Impacting Staff Wellness, Retention Through Design: 2022 HCD Conference Preview

    By Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor, Healthcare Design (HCD) Magazine | September 30, 2022 As IDO Incorporated prepares to attend the 2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo in Texas next week, we are excited to lean in and learn from various …

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  • Tech + Design: Fostering strong partnerships for better patient care
    08.09.2022Anne Holden

    Tech + Design: Fostering strong partnerships for better patient care

    By Tim Casey, Lindsey Evenson & Donovan Nelson, Medical Construction & Design The July/August 2022 issue of Medical Construction & Design (MCD) magazine shines a spotlight on innovations in healthcare technology and how facilities, designers, architects, and engineers are planning …

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  • How the right light can promote good health
    08.02.2022Anne Holden

    How the right light can promote good health

    By: Allison Zisko, Editor-In-Chief, Designers Today I was thumbing through our most recent periodicals and ran across this article in Designers Today magazine about lighting and how it can promote good health. As we analyze the needs of our clients, …

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  • Design Cost Savings – Reconfiguration of Existing Furniture
    05.18.2022Melanie Wilhelm

    Design Cost Savings – Reconfiguration of Existing Furniture

    Annually, IDO saves our clients a significant amount of money by repurposing or reusing existing furniture they have on hand. We are often tasked with reconfiguring existing furniture or building new furniture layouts for groups. However, instead of buying everything …

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  • Form, Function, and Workflow in Lab Spaces
    05.11.2022Bob Guindon

    Form, Function, and Workflow in Lab Spaces

    If ‘Form Follows Function’, then is Designing Good Workflow in Laboratory Spaces important too?  – Yes! In all that we do as space planners and designers, there is some element of organization to how we do it. In the life …

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  • New Designer Perspective: College vs. Real World Experiences
    05.05.2022Breck Jackson

    New Designer Perspective: College vs. Real World Experiences

    I recently graduated from college and began a career as an Interior Designer all within a month! While this has been an exciting time in my life and a moment that I have been looking forward to, I needed to …

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  • Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary
    04.26.2022Julie Burroughs

    Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary

    When considering the purchase of a height-adjustable desk versus a traditional stationary desk the first question is typically regarding the difference in cost. The simple answer is that height-adjustable desks are more expensive than stationary desks. Two to three times …

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