News Category: Workplace Planning

  • Leveraging the Metaverse and IoT for a More Sustainable Workplace
    10.17.2023Anne Holden

    Leveraging the Metaverse and IoT for a More Sustainable Workplace

    By Erin McDannald | March 14, 2023 | i+s Magazine Experts agree that remote work is here to stay. With an ever-increasing reliance on digital platforms to collaborate and complete tasks in the hybrid work model, the metaverse and IoT (Internet …

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  • Baker Miller Pink: The Power of Color in the Built Environment Podcast
    08.29.2023Anne Holden

    Baker Miller Pink: The Power of Color in the Built Environment Podcast

    By Robert Nieminen | August 15, 2023 | i+s Magazine As we touched on in our blog last week, the Color of the Year announcements are here from all of the main paint players in the industry. We wanted to …

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  • Top 7 Office Rooms of the Future
    12.29.2022Anne Holden

    Top 7 Office Rooms of the Future

    In the September/October 2022 Issue of iS Magazine, author Elise Nicpon dives into changes to the workplace and the need to better adapt to more hybrid and flexible work styles. When redesigning or planning a physical office or corporate space …

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  • Designing Workplaces That Support Returning Employees
    11.29.2022Anne Holden

    Designing Workplaces That Support Returning Employees

    By Darby Gracey, Interiors + Sources Magazine In the September/October 2022 Issue of iS Magazine, author Darby Gracey dives into workspaces and the needs of those returning to the workforce. Returning employees must be able to connect with their company’s …

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  • Top 7 Office Rooms of the Future
    11.08.2022Anne Holden

    Top 7 Office Rooms of the Future

    By Elise Nicpon, Interiors + Sources Magazine. Photo by Michael Firsich Photography.  The September/October 2022 Issue of iS Magazine shines a spotlight on the business of design. Author Elise Nicpon reports on the top 7 rooms that businesses should consider …

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  • Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style
    08.30.2022Anne Holden

    Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style

    For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace. Think of all the experiences they have weathered. The Great Depression, World War II, the invention of the internet, and the Civil Rights movement. The AIDS epidemic, …

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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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  • Flexible vs. Standard Lab Designs
    04.06.2022Amanda Medlen

    Flexible vs. Standard Lab Designs

    Laboratory spaces of yesteryear are fading away in place of newer, more efficient flexible spaces. But what does this entail? At IDO, we’ve had the honor and privilege of working with these types of mission-critical environments for the past 30 …

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  • Then & Now – The Future of Timeless Interior Environments in a Post Pandemic Era. Continued…..
    12.22.2021Jill Mendoza

    Then & Now – The Future of Timeless Interior Environments in a Post Pandemic Era. Continued…..

    In my most recent post, I used our IDO office design of 15 years ago as a reference point for discussing our design intent regarding flexibility and adaptability. Acknowledging that, in the context of our pandemic-altered world, “that was then …

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