Dr. Shabboo Valipoor

Under Duress: Leveraging Design to Foster Mindfulness in High Stress Emergency Departments

The high levels of stress and mental exhaustion caused by today’s technology-rich work climate has led to a spike in burnout among US workers, especially healthcare professionals due to the demanding nature of their job. To help people function at higher levels, some companies have embraced mindfulness.  Dr. Shabboo Valipoor has received funding from The American Society of Interior… Continue reading Under Duress: Leveraging Design to Foster Mindfulness in High Stress Emergency Departments

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More than they bargainED for: Responsive design to address violence against healthcare professionals in the emergency department setting

UF’s Department of Interior Design Receives Grant from the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation The University of Florida’s Department of Interior Design in the College of Design, Construction and Planning was awarded a $30,000 research grant by the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation to investigate how the design of emergency departments might reduce… Continue reading More than they bargainED for: Responsive design to address violence against healthcare professionals in the emergency department setting

Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

Interior Design held a workshop at the 2020 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference at the Reitz Union. This year’s topic was Leadership By Design. The session was to open the minds of healthcare workers and students to the usage of space, not only for practical purposes, but also to help reduce stress on patients,… Continue reading Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

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UF Interior Design Program

The Department of Interior Design at the University of Florida is an internationally recognized program committed to evidence-based design that emphasizes the role of human centered research to guide the design process. This process centers around the human occupants and how design can optimize the interior to meet human needs through healthy, safe, functional, sustainable, and culturally… Continue reading UF Interior Design Program

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Make a Difference

Gifts that you make to our program help students achieve more that they could on their own.  The gift of your time or finances all make a huge difference in the lives and education of our students.  Participate in juries, take on a student to intern at your company or provide funds to help students… Continue reading Make a Difference

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Nov 15 – Sarah Cain Lecture & Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Cain who is being awarded the Interior Design Distinguished Alumnus Award on November 15th, 2019.  Sarah will also be presenting to our students in the Reitz Union.  Sarah Cain is the principal and owner of Sarah Cain Design in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Sheila Bosch

New MID & IND PhD Coordinator

Dr. Sheila Bosch has take on the role as our new graduate coordinator.  She will now be working with all of our MID students as well as the PhD’s who are on an Interior Design track.  Congratulations Dr. Bosch!!

Dr. Margaret Portillo, UF DCP Associate Dean of Research & Strategic Initiatives and UF Interior Design Interim Chair

Thank You Dr. Portillo!

A big ‘Thank you!” to outgoing chair, Dr. Margaret Portillo.  Dr. Portillo served as the Department of Interior Design’s Chair since 2004 when she joined UF.  Since 2016, Dr. Portillo has served as an Associate Dean in DCP while holding the position as the Interim Chair of the Department of Interior Design.  She will continue… Continue reading Thank You Dr. Portillo!

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New Interim Chair

Candy Carmel-Gilfilen has been named the Interim Chair for the Department of Interior Design.  Candy has been teaching at UF since 2005 and in her time with us has taken on the administrative roles as Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Chair.  We all wish Candy a warm, heartfelt congratulations!

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