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OF NOTE/ Required Reading THREE GREAT BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR REFERENCE LIBRARY/ CALENDAR . To order these books, visit the ASID Book Center at What Now UPCOMING DESIGN EVENTS/ Ecobuild America December 6 – 10 Washington, D.C. Convention Center NADI Retail Design Collective Show December 8 – 10 New York City International Consumer Electronics Show January 6 – 9, 2011 Las Vegas Knoll: A Modernist Universe Brian Lutz Rizzoli, $75 _ The history of Knoll, as told in this stunning new book, is also the history of modern design. The book takes a comprehensive look at the brand’s history, including how it leveraged post-war prosperity to become one of he most prestigious furniture companies in the world. Comprehensive in narrative and scope, this monograph will be a classic in its own right with images and texts on furniture, furnishings, systems, graphics and unique insight into the modern world that is Knoll. Design Informed: Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design Gordon Chong, Robert M. Brandt & W. Mike Martin Wiley, $80 _ This practical, accessible book proposes an evidence-based design approach that builds on design ingenuity with the use of research. Included case studies show the power of research to reveal new design opportunities and convince stakeholders of the value of extraordinary work. This book is a guide for all designers who want to earn their place as trusted advisors in creating places of beauty and purpose. Green Interior Design Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP Allworth Press, $25 _ This concise manual, authored by ASID member Lori Dennis, includes every aspect of residential interior design discussed from a green perspective, addressing both environmental and health concerns. With a particular focus on bedrooms, the book also addresses areas from fixtures to surface materials, with a special focus on sustainable landscaping. Included are numerous interviews, useful checklists and material sources, as well as over 100 photographs and diagrams. International Builders’ Show January 12 – 15 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Surfaces 2011 January 24 – 27 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas GlobalShop March 28 – 30 Sand Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas For more information, visit the Events section of Walking the Walk? SURVEY SHOWS DESIGNERS’ COMPLICATED VIEWS ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/ HOW DO WE define social responsibility in the NCIDQ EXAM DATES & APPLICATION DEADLINES For more information, visit design field? According to University of North Texas interior design professor Johnnie Stark, ASID, IDEC, LEED AP, that’s a good question. Last fall, Stark fielded a survey to explore designers’ perceptions of social responsibility and the relationships—or disconnects—between socially responsible decision making and practice. “I often use textile design as a means to study sustainable design,” explains Stark, whose survey questions asked about aspects of social issues in the textile lifecycle. “Questions addressed designers’ definitions of social responsibility, how designers are taking responsibility for sustainable decisions and the extent to which sustainable design is becoming a standard practice,” she says. While further research is warranted, the survey illustrated several interesting points about designers’ attitudes. Seventy-seven percent of respondents rated social responsibility as “very” or “extremely important” when specifying textiles. At the same time, when asked to prioritize attributes in order of importance, 41 percent of respondents ranked environmental and social impacts below criteria such as aesthetics, cost and performance. i For more information and detailed survey results, email or for the full text of the paper, “The Human Side of the Triangle: Using Green Textile Standards to Address Social Responsibility.” December 1 Application Deadline for the Spring 2011 Examination (for first-time applicants only) April 1 – 2 Spring 2011 NCIDQ Examination June 1 Application Deadline for the Fall 2011 Examination (for first-time applicants only) September 30 – October 1 Fall 2011 NCIDQ Examination December 1 Application Deadline for the Spring 2012 Examination (for first-time applicants only) *All supporting documents must be received by this date. 6 icon november/december/10 the magazine of the american society of interior designers International CES

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASID Icon - November/December 2010

ASID Icon - November/December 2010
President's Letter
Of Note
Playing Favorites
Up Close
Design for Life
Inside ASID
National Industry Partner Focus
Resource Guide & Advertisers
Needful Things

ASID Icon - November/December 2010