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

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

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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Congratulations! ASID Transform grant project wins award

Dr. Portillo & Dr. Park accept the award EDRA CORE Award Winner: “Mixed-use Learning Zones for Millennials: A Typology for Bridging Learning from the Academe to the Profession” – Merit Status (highest level of recognition): Meg Portillo and Nam-Kyu Park, representing the Engage Design Lab team, accepted the CORE award at the EDRA49 conference: EDRA announced… Continue reading Congratulations! ASID Transform grant project wins award

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Professor Meneely at Detmold

Professor Meneely presents, Extending the Active Learning Environment: Outside the Classroom and the Spaces In-between Jason Meneely visited Detmolder School of Architecture and Interior Architecture in Detmold Germany this summer to present findings from a grant that he, Dr. Bosch, Candy Carmel-Gilfilen, Dr. Park and Dr. Portillo have been working on.  While there, Jason also presented his… Continue reading Professor Meneely at Detmold

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Engage Design Lab

“Inclusive. Innovative. Human-centered design.” Mission Engage Design Lab focuses on studying and creating exciting human-centered environments using mixed methods of research and visualization. Launched and led by the University of Florida’s Interior Design Department, this lab harnesses the resources of the College of Design, Construction and Planning and invites collaboration with other partners from industry… Continue reading Engage Design Lab

Dr. Sheila Bosch

$70k Grant From ASID

DCP Department of Interior Design And The Agency Win A Competitive $70k Grant From ASID posted 05.26.16 The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) and The Agency, housed within the UF College of Journalism and Communications, were awarded $70,000 from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to investigate an emerging… Continue reading $70k Grant From ASID

Dr. Sheila Bosch, UF Interior Design Assistant Professor

From Learning Commons To Learning Communities

24 May 2016 by American Society of Interior Designers in  Interior Impact ASID Foundation BlogInterior Impact Interior Impact Research – No Comments Millennial brains are just wired differently. This fact quickly became apparent when I started my new position in August as an assistant professor in the Department of Interior Design at the University of Florida. I decided early on that rather than ban… Continue reading From Learning Commons To Learning Communities

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