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COVID-19 Updates

News and updates about COVID-19 and the design industry

Posted on: April 27, 2020

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IIDA COVID-19 Updates:


IIDA Event Calendar

See upcoming events

Collective D(esign): An IIDA Webinar Series

In response to our rapidly changing world, IIDA brings you a design-focused dialogue on the effects of a global crisis. Join us for these important community discussions.

Resources available from IIDA Headquarters website

In the midst of navigating your “what’s next,” know that IIDA is here to support you. We’ve assembled a list of resources to help our members whether you are a professional, student, or educator looking for help, support, or a way to give back.

Community as Strategy: Design’s Role in Times of Crisis

KI’s 2020 Community as Strategy series, which focuses on the critical role of design in building and maintaining community, came at a time when our definition of community would see rapid change. During social distancing, how can design remain an important factor in community longevity?


In response to our rapidly changing world, IIDA brings you a design-focused dialogue on the effects of a global crisis. Watch the fourth webinar in the series today.

IIDA Career Center

Opportunities on the IIDA Headquarters website.

Visual Notes from IIDA NC’s Past President, Doug Wittnebel:

It is clear that we are all in this together and we have learned so much about ourselves, our families, our workplaces, our habits and our uncertainties.  When I think about our intensely personal and our newly developed public journeys, I see a different sense of creative energy flowing in many new ways.

We really don’t know what is ahead on these trips we will be taking, but I know that the last ten weeks or so have taught me a lot about what it means to be alive and what it means to be truly challenged by the world we live within.

So here is a short film with some illustrations and thoughts about what has happened in the last ten weeks … family times, WFH, SIP, diagrams, sharing, reading, painting, cooking, feelings, hiking, mask-making, exploring new virtual worlds and seeing the real neighborhoods …


Other Design Community COVID-19 related news and links :

Resources from AIA San Francisco

US Designers Share Ways They’re Thinking Big During the Pandemic

Design Responds to a Changing World (Gensler)

A Changed World: What Happens When We Return To The Office? (Interior Architects)

Redefining the Workplace During COVID-19 (HGA)

4 Ways to Work Together When We Can’t Be Together (IDEO)

Building Community Within the Interiors Industry Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

A Note from Andi Owen, President and CEO, Herman Miller, Inc

VR Goes to Work in Interior Design

Allermuir VR Pop-Up Experience

The 6 Feet Office: Helping You Adjust to the New Normal (Cushmand & Wakefield)



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