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NeoConnect | No Place Like Home: Catalyzing Creativity with Resimercial Design at Home and Work [DC030]

June 30, 2020

June 30 | 3PM CT

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The migration of work to home during the Covid pandemic has accelerated the longstanding erosion of boundaries between workplace and domestic environments. One consequence of this erosion has been the emergence of resimercial design. A synthesis of commercial and residential elements, resimercial design is purported to boost occupant creativity and innovation, among other benefits. But what is the evidence for this claim? Have specific characteristics of home environments been proven to enhance idea flow? And is resimercial design applicable to home-based workspaces as well? This presentation explores the science behind the new philosophy and how building professionals can advocate for a resimercial approach on an informed rather than intuitive basis. Topics explored include furnishings, lighting, artwork, materials, planning, and programming.

Earn 1 IDCEC credit for interior designers and 1 AIA LU for architects

Donald Rattner, AIA, Principal, Donald M. Rattner, Architect

Architect Donald M. Rattner draws on scientific research to help individuals and organizations maximize occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. Educator and author as well as practitioner, Rattner’s most recent book is My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation. Rattner has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University and Parsons. Lecture venues include NeoCon, Metrocon, Creative Problem Solving Institute and more. He has been featured on CNN and in The New York Times, Work Design Magazine, Builder, L-Magazine and Better Humans. He holds a Bachelor’s from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton.

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June 30, 2020