Design News That Inspires

Sharing our thoughts on the latest design news and trends.

  • 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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  • Three Decades of Flooring Innovation
    09.28.2022Anne Holden

    Three Decades of Flooring Innovation

    By Piet Dossche, John Rietveldt,  David Oakey,  and Roger Farabee, Floor Focus 2022 marked a big milestone not only for IDO Incorporated but also for the flooring industry. Developments over the last three decades in construction, design and chemistry have …

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  • Sustainability: How Healthcare Design Can Impact Climate Change
    09.13.2022Anne Holden

    Sustainability: How Healthcare Design Can Impact Climate Change

    By: Steven Guttman, Kim Shinn, and Walt Vernon, HCD Magazine Temperatures are rising worldwide due to greenhouse gases trapping more heat in the atmosphere. Droughts are becoming longer and more extreme around the world. Wildfires are increasing due to those …

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  • What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?
    09.08.2022Amanda Medlen

    What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?

    I can confidently say that Interior Designers could make a full-time job out of searching for, studying for, paying for, and obtaining additional certifications to hone or level up their skillset. Not to mention all the credential maintenance that comes …

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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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  • Senior Interior Design Student Review: Q&A with Emma Stachowski
    08.26.2022IDO Team

    Senior Interior Design Student Review: Q&A with Emma Stachowski

    As the school year begins this week in Indiana for many college students, we wanted to ask Emma Stachowski, a recent college graduate, former IDO intern, and now full-time IDO design associate about her college experiences in the Interior Design …

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  • Music’s influence on the work environment
    08.24.2022Anne Holden

    Music’s influence on the work environment

    We as humans hear music 24/7, including when it’s quiet, and have divergent musical tastes. We hear music in nature, on TV, at the store (everywhere) and have a deep emotional and psychological bond to it, especially at work. Music …

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