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Redefining the Workplace Experience

By: Emerson Foster
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In the past, workplaces were designed with the employer in mind. The goal was to get the most productivity out of each employee—often without taking into account the quality of those employees lives. But as a new generation enters the workforce, ideas about how to keep employees productive are changing. We now know that employee engagement boosts productivity over the long term and that creativity keeps companies competitive in a changing world. As a result, workplace design is evolving to put the employee experience first.

element14, a Premier Farnell/Avnet Community, Launches ‘Upcycle Cycle it’ Design Challenge with Intel® Edison

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element14, a Premier Farnell / Avnet community, is the world’s largest electronic design community and has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘Upcycle it’. Sponsored by Intel®, element14 will challenge 15 community members to Upcycle an unwanted or waste product to give it a new or enhanced lease of life. element14 invites all engineers, DIY hobbyists and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer or appliance and make a useful IoT device. Engineers looking for inspiration can watch Ben Heck’s take on the challenge when he upcycled an 80s "ghetto blaster" using an Intel Edison kit for Arduino .

To learn more about the ‘Upcycle it’ design challenge and to submit an entry, visit http://www.element14.com/upcycleit

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element14, a Premier Farnell / Avnet community, is the world’s largest electronic design community and has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘Upcycle it’. Sponsored by Intel®, element14 will challenge 15 community members to Upcycle an unwanted or waste product to give it a new or enhanced lease of life. element14 invites all engineers, DIY hobbyists and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer or appliance and make a useful IoT device. Engineers looking for inspiration can watch Ben Heck’s take on the challenge when he upcycled an 80s "ghetto blaster" using an Intel Edison kit for Arduino .

To learn more about the ‘Upcycle it’ design challenge and to submit an entry, visit http://www.element14.com/upcycleit

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Understanding and Scaling the Impact of Design

The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health
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Does human centered design lead to better health outcomes?
Does it make patients smarter and more informed?
Can it make health care companies more innovative and successful?
Can it improve delivery of products and services?
Come find out.

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Ideas that Matter 2016 | Blank Plate - Trainer's Playbook

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Another one of our Ideas that Matter winners are Mai Kobori, Eulani Labay, Amy Findeiss from Parsons, The New School for Design. They worked with Blank Plate to create their Trainer’s Playbook, which is a toolkit and workbook that incorporates Blank Plate’s 10-week culinary design curriculum, empowering community leaders to become facilitators.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2fHWxq4

Ideas the Matter 2016 | The Growing Girls Project

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Our Ideas that Matter program is meant to inspire change and drive social good through print. The graphic design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is helping to lay the foundation for a lifetime of sexual and reproductive health by supporting young girls in Baltimore with innovative puberty educational tools through The Growing Girls Project, which is supported by the Johns Hopkins University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

Ideas That Matter 2016 | SOLA Case Statement and Website

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Design studio, The Blank Page, is helping SOLA, School of Leadership, Afghanistan to change lives through our Ideas that Matter grant. They will be creating a printed case statement and redesigned website that will feature the work of illustrators depicting life at SOLA—where girls in Afghanistan can receive quality education in a safe and healthy environment.

Innovation by Design: Bloomberg Tech Hub San Francisco

2016 Finalist for Branded Environments
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Originally posted on Fast Co Design.

Located in San Francisco’s famous Pac Bell Building, the new Bloomberg Tech Hub aims to be a nexus between Bloomberg and Silicon Valley without looking like a high-tech cliché. 

Click here to read more on Fast Co Design.

 

Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 17th Ideas that Matter Grant

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BOSTON, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the eight grant recipients of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designer applicants who create and implement print projects for social impact.

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