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Outcome of Design Conference

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The inaugural Outcome of Design Conference (OODC), March 21 – 22 at The Merchandise Mart (theMart) in Chicago, will provide an in-depth focus on the impact of design on the human experience. Thought leaders and Outcome of Design Award (OOD) finalists will present on the theory and practice of design, new tools and processes, strategy, technology, and research – all through the lens of projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”

 

DATE AND TIME

5:00 PM
3/21/2019 – 3/22/2019

LOCATION

The Merchandise Mart (theMart)
Chicago, IL
United States

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A world-class collection of thought leaders in design, including the OOD Award finalists, will share innovative projects from designers and businesses that focus on the quantifiable effect of projects on people in spaces. Projects that measure the outcome of design on the human experience through sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions are the future, and the OODC will include the innovators who are leading the charge.

The OODC is an ideal conference for interior designers and those who practice in related fields including facilities management, architecture, lighting design, landscape architecture, and more, who are committed to designing for the best outcome on the human experience.

The OODC is held in partnership with Herman Miller, NeoCon, and Metropolis.

SPEAKERS

Doreen Lorenzo, M.A.

ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND

Clinical Professor of Design and Future, Director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin

Co-founder, Vidlet and Independent business advisor and design columnist

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Sandra Leigh Lester, BTech.Arch.Sci., MCOD, ARIDO, IDC, ZIN, PTS, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C

FOUNDER AND CEO

Affecting Change, Inc.

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Fred Marks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Six Sigma Green Belt

PRESIDENT

Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)

Visiting Scholar, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Avinash Rajagopal

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Metropolis

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Joseph White

DIRECTOR OF WORKPLACE STRATEGY, DESIGN, & MANAGEMENT

Herman Miller

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Byron Morton

VICE PRESIDENT OF LEASING

the MART

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Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID

CEO

ASID

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SCHEDULE

Celebrate, explore, network, and learn at the inaugural Outcome of Design Conference. Discover the theory and practice of design through the work of the Outcome of Design Award winners on Thursday, March 21, and immerse yourself in the implications of design outcomes with presentations from industry leaders on Friday morning, March 22. Explore the winning projects with the OOD finalists as they discuss their design solutions on Friday afternoon.

Outcome of Design Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 21

5:00 p.m. | Registration & Cocktail Hour

6 – 7:00 p.m. | Outcome of Design Awards Presentation

7 – 9:00 p.m. | Reception

Friday, March 22

7 – 8:00 a.m. | Registration + Breakfast

8 – 9:00 a.m. | Opening Keynote: Preparing Future Generations to Influence Corporate Culture

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Break

9:15 a.m.– 9:45 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Technology

9:45 a.m.– 10:15 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Professional Practice

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Design Education

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Morning Panel

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch at Marshall’s Landing

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #1

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #2

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #3

 

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Outcome of Design Conference

DESCRIPTION

The inaugural Outcome of Design Conference (OODC), March 21 – 22 at The Merchandise Mart (theMart) in Chicago, will provide an in-depth focus on the impact of design on the human experience. Thought leaders and Outcome of Design Award (OOD) finalists will present on the theory and practice of design, new tools and processes, strategy, technology, and research – all through the lens of projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”

DATE AND TIME

5:00 PM
3/21/2019 – 3/22/2019

LOCATION

The Merchandise Mart (theMart)
Chicago, IL
United States

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Impressions on designing for senior living

Susan Mulholland

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Impressions on designing for senior living

This is the time of year when conferences are the norm. Every month there is another advertisement in a design journal for a conference that has a unique take on a specific market.

Do you remember the first design conference you ever attended? I started thinking about that when I decided to attend a new one for the first time: the Environments for Aging Conference held Feb. 26 to March 1 in Las Vegas.

I should tell you that I didn’t go to this event cold — I have been working in senior living for more than a decade, but this is the first time I had the opportunity to attend this conference.

The EFA conference is unique because it isn’t just for design professionals. Operators and healthcare providers as well as people who are interested in the well-being of seniors are also in attendance. Like the Healthcare Design conference, this conference focuses more on education than products — although there were plenty of great new things to see from manufacturers who attended the event.

People who choose to work in senior living have a different take on the aging process. Even as designers, we look at aging as something that is just part of living. Designing spaces for a segment of the population we will be a part of can be challenging, especially when the idea of aging and what it means is changing at such a rapid pace.

Senior living is and has been a big market segment for much of the past decade and will continue to be one because of our increasing aging population. As seniors become the largest population segment using the built environment, the design of all buildings becomes critical for creating a better quality of life as we age.

Aging can be big business as we have seen in other areas of the marketplace. The old ideas of aging are just that — old. No one wants to be thought of as old, so our environments shouldn’t be either. That is the basis for this conference.

As a new attendee, my hope was that by spending time with like-minded people I would share new ideas and come away with a fresh approach to creating better places for seniors.

As I made my way to the first event of the conference, the keynote speaker made some interesting points. We need to think about how we live so we can continue to do so and not give up what we enjoy just because we are considered old. Our environment and lifestyle have a big impact on how well we age.

As I sat in the audience listening to this speech, I began to think about my own lifestyle choices. I also started thinking about how my design choices were affecting the people I have never met who are using these spaces. As designers, we are charged with the task of designing for a variety of situations including change. Senior living is all about change.

I’m intrigued by the idea that there is no right design or building type to accommodate the ever-changing idea of what old is. Taking all that I have learned from the design professionals in attendance and from leading gerontologists who are looking at aging from a scientific perspective is part of the reason why attending this conference was so important.

I found that although I have been to conferences before, nothing quite compared to this one. I think the reason comes down to the individuals who are in attendance — we all share the same passion. I am looking forward to attending the EFA conference again next year to learn more and to see how the new environments being built are helping to create a better quality of life.

It is has made me think of what I want in a living environment when I am a senior, and it isn’t necessarily here. The change in building environments for seniors is just getting started; new ideas are becoming reality every day. We have a lot to look forward to for living and aging well now and in the future.

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About the Author

Susan Mulholland

Susan Mulholland studied interior design at Northern Arizona University and is an NCIDQ certificate holder. She has more than 25 years of interior design experience in commercial and residential design. Her design philosophy includes sustainable design practices for all types of projects. Her experience in the industry includes working in healthcare, senior living, hospitality and corporate design. Her design studio Mulholland Art & Design Commercial Interiors is in Tucson, Arizona, where she has been helping her clients with consulting and design on purposeful interior projects for the past 17 years.

Learn more about Susan and the work she does at Mulholland Art & Design Commercial Interiors. Connect with her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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