Sweaters: the Lusekofte of Norway

In the next few features we will examine the patterns and materials of several different traditional sweaters and see how tradition informs trends in design. Today, we’ll focus on the Lusekofte of Norway.

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Autism Design Notes (Sponsored Post: Whitepaper from Laminart)

This post is a lead-in to a sponsored story you will find published in our April issue about Lamin-Arts’ new Solid Colors collection. Towards the end of 2014, Lamin-Art published a whitepaper called Impact of Interior Design on Autistic Adults and Children. “We took a special interest in the topic after NeoCon, when we first listened to Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, speak on the topic,” said Hans Mutzke, Design Director at Lamin-Art. “Since surfaces like laminates and veneers can create soothing atmospheres by use of color or texture, we found it critical to understand Autism Design more thoroughly.” The research they had presented in the whitepaper was such a perfect continuation of the themes from our Science of Design issue, we couldn’t resist sharing it here!

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Evidence Based Design: New Frontiers in EBD Research (Part 4)

In the fourth and final installment of her series, Dr. Nicola Davies explores new frontiers in EBD, as neurological and psychological research into human behaviour—aided by modern techniques measuring heart rate, skin conductance, and eye-tracking—provide for more accurate engineering of built spaces that promote certain behaviours while preventing others.

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Emotional and Behavioral Responses to Interior Design (Part 3)

This week, psychologist Dr. Nicola Davies shares a case study from the Netherlands, where evidence-based design (EBD) strategies that consider the neurological and psychological status of patients are putting human care back into healthcare. 

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Letter to the Editor: Design Politics

Thank you so much to David Stone, design director at Nelson in Boston, for this letter to the editor. Always feel free to contact Editorial Director Erika Templeton with one of your own at erika.templeton@interiorsandsources.com. Click below to read his full letter.

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Emotional and Behavioral Responses to Interior Design (Part 2)

Part two of psychologist Dr. Nicola Davies’ series on evidence based design highlights three ways interior design can elicit emotional and behavioral responses.

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Evidence Based Design: When Neuroscience, Psychology, and Interior Design Meet (Part 1)

To pick up the conversation where the pages of our February “Science of Design” edition left off, we are pleased to re-introduce psychologist Dr. Nicola Davies, author of “Empathy in Architecture” from our March 2014 issue, who will be sharing her weekly insights on cognitive architecture and evidence based design.

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Part 2: Safer Furniture, Safer Buildings: Flame Retardants and our Environment

This post addresses other areas of the building where we can begin reducing toxic flame retardants, and what all of us can do to make this change permanent.

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Interzum Preview Explores Smart Materials

Orgatec’s sister fair, the materials-focused Interzum, also occupies the Koelnmesse GmbH from May 5 – 8. A special Interzum preview was presented to Orgatec visitors – “Innovation of Interior: Smart Office Materials.”

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Orgatec: Working More Means Working Smarter

Once every two years the design world gathers to contemplate how office workers work. Orgatec, held in Cologne every other October, showcases the latest in practical design for our ever-evolving work spaces. We’re spending more time in the office than ever before, but longer hours don’t always translate into higher productivity. Being cooped up in a cubicle under fluorescent light rarely brings out the best in people. As designers continue to play with flexible spaces that allow workers to change their scenery and take advantage of wireless connectivity, territorial boundaries fade further and further into the distance. This level of mobility helps keep people engaged and inspired, while the layouts that enable it offer more efficient use of existing space; accommodations for the occasional influx of remote workers that need to spend a few days at HQ every few months; room for informal meetings. Furniture needs to achieve higher levels of comfort in order to support this way of working. ...

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