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Kate Beihl

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The creative team
at OPN Architects
goes on a Kansas City
Factory Tour to promote
comradery amongst
colleagues and
promote fresh ideas
in the design studio.
Photo:
John P'hung
15

OPN's annual company
retreat features trivia
tournaments and
other interactive
games, encouraging
employees to "press
the reset button."
Photo:
OPN Architects

enjoy outside pursuits. "New employees look at me "When you live in the architecture and interior
design worlds, you know the rules, but stepping
like 'Yeah, right,'" he says. "But I worked in enough
away helps me think what would I like to do as a
firms that burned out their young staff, and I don't
think that breeds creativity and fosters innovation." user," says Sonia Duddleston. "I think about giving
people a variety of places to connect, creating the
When you know you have a finite number of hours
to complete a task, it makes you more efficient. Plus, bigger social moment and the more intimate
ones-the big party by the pool versus spending
he adds, "it wouldn't feel fair to say 'I've got my
alone time on the balcony." Once creatives choose
kayak on the roof of my car, I'm going to go run
to engage in the world outside themselves, the
Little Falls while you guys figure this problem out.'"
"aha moments" start rolling in. Because ultimately
The Human X Factor
design thinking isn't something that can be turned
The design community appears to have reached
off at will. It can't stop, won't stop. Thank goodness
a sort of crossroads. On one hand, humans have less
for that.
cognitive downtime than ever, something that's
vital to creativity. At the same time, there are more
opportunities than ever for designers to become
knowledge brokers, linking seemingly unrelated
ideas and creating a sophisticated visual framework for how humans will live for generations.
To become more competitive, effective, and nimble,
firms will need to prioritize the human processes
behind design. "I think it's really important for the
designer to just get out in the world," says Alfonso.
"Too many of us sit in our offices and expect things
to happen."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015

IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 201
Contents
From IIDA
Behind the Issue
Contributors
IIDA Roundtable
Designer Dialogue
Design Decoded
For Love of The Game
Designers Off Duty
Point / Counterpoint
Inspiration
Colophon
Design Buzz
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 201
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Cover2
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 1
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Contents
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 3
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 4
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - From IIDA
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Behind the Issue
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 7
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Contributors
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 9
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - IIDA Roundtable
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 11
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 12
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 13
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 14
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 15
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Designer Dialogue
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 18
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 19
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 20
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 21
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Design Decoded
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 23
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 24
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 25
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 26
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 27
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 28
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 29
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - For Love of The Game
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Designers Off Duty
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Point / Counterpoint
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 50
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 51
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Inspiration
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 53
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - 54
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Colophon
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2015 - Design Buzz
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