IIDA Bulletin


Forget punch lines: improvisation is a vital tool in the everyday life of the interior designer. Here’s how to leverage it.


Businesses must rely on more than physical space to succeed—and three universal truths of good design can help them achieve profitability.


With designers working longer hours with tighter budgets, it's led to new trends in both how work is approached and what employers expect.


As history progresses, so does the evolution of design thinking. And with it evolves the application of game theory to our work in the profession.


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of IIDA, Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst shares her thoughts on design today and where it is headed in the future.


As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of IIDA and look to the future, we are reminded that its core principles remain the same.


Interior design involves a lot of hard work, but those in the profession know that the rewards are plentiful and found in every stage of the process.

The science of design is constantly changing, and it’s more important than ever for designers to remain open to new ideas, because they’re going to be arriving in ways we could never have imagined just a few years ago.

Thanks to globalization and the internet, ideas are traveling wider and faster than at any point in history, giving design the opportunity to become a truly universal language—but is there a downside?

Is it possible to reverse-engineer the lives of design masters to map out the route to success? Maybe not, but there are at least five basic qualities, embodied in IIDA Fellows, that play an important role in the mastery of design.

It’s been an incredible 2013 for IIDA and its expanding number of international competitions. Here's a look at our current portfolio of competitions and their contribution to the design industry at large.

To me, the movers and shakers of the design world are those who have taken the field to places we've never seen before. Here's a small celebration of some of my favorites.

As the release of LEED v4 approaches, we’re reminded of the social and environmental responsibilities facing designers in the 21st century. But are we doing enough?

If design is the process of making order out of chaos, community plays a vital role in shaping that order.

Successfully integrating a retail space with a client's brand is about more than just telling a story -- it's about compelling the customer to become part of it.

Pantone's declaration of emerald green as the color for 2013 has me thinking about color's importance all over again.

Stepping into my role as IIDA president, I can’t help but consider the role that CEUs have played in getting me to this point in my career and life.

As I prepare to pass the baton of the IIDA presidency and NeoCon rolls ever closer, the phrase “Out with the old, in with the new” takes on a profound dimension.

When we design entertainment spaces, we have an opportunity to communicate more directly and effectively with the public than at virtually any other time.

Healthcare clients are enlisting interior designers to help create safe, comforting places for their patients. Here’s how you can help.

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