Popular Design Smart Seminars Continue Into May

Humanscale to Hold Sessions on Productivity in the Workplace, Power of Pro Bono Design


Karen Brooking
NEW YORK, April 29, 2009 ­— Humanscale’s popular Design Smart Seminars series continues in May with two educational sessions, titled “The Adaptable Workplace: Ergonomic Design and Productivity” and “Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design.”
In “The Adaptable Workplace: Ergonomic Design and Productivity,” scheduled for May 14 in Chicago, Professor Alan Hedge explores the role ergonomics and green design play in optimizing a work environment for maximum productivity. Prof. Hedge offers insight on how ergonomic products, indoor environmental conditions and green design can boost worker output. Director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics program at Cornell University, Prof. Hedge is extensively published and internationally recognized as an expert in ergonomics.
“Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design” features decorated architect John Cary discussing the benefits of pro bono design for communities and individuals. Cary will outline the “how-to’s” of approaching pro bono projects as fee-based work, maintaining high expectations for design quality, and best practices for utilizing pro bono services as part of a successful business model. The event will be held May 21 in San Francisco and will be followed by a cocktail hour and silent auction to benefit Public Architecture, a national non-profit organization that coordinates pro bono architecture and design services for public projects.
Attendees of both “The Adaptable Workplace” and “Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design” are eligible for AIA and IDCEC (IIDA, ASID, IDC, IDEC) credits.
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