Design News That Inspires

Sharing our thoughts on the latest design news and trends.

  • June Community Spotlight: Indy Women Build – Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity
    06.02.2022IDO Team

    June Community Spotlight: Indy Women Build – Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

    In 2019, IDO Incorporated, also known as The Dream Builders, participated in our first Indy Women Build in partnership with the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. Women Build is a program where women from all walks of life come together …

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  • Does “working from home” really work?
    05.25.2022Lee Boyland

    Does “working from home” really work?

    In March 2020, the IDO team saw our typical way of working drastically change. Many people around the world were forced to pivot from being in an office setting to exclusively working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I, …

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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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  • May Community Spotlight: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
    05.13.2022IDO Team

    May Community Spotlight: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

    When we talk about IDO’s Core Values, we will often use the word “Connectedness.” The IDO team defines this Core Value of Connectedness; as a special and powerful collective energy that emerges when we connect with each other, our clients …

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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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  • Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings
    04.19.2022Sara Kotarski

    Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings

    It is estimated that around 26%, or 1 in 4 American adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year. This number has increased by more than double over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. As new mental health treatment …

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  • Mom(my) Brain: Fact or Fiction?
    04.13.2022Amber Wozniak

    Mom(my) Brain: Fact or Fiction?

    You’re scrambling around in the morning, trying to get your heathen of a 3-year-old son out the door to daycare. You turn to your husband and say, “Grab his…you know that thing over there that he takes to school every …

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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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