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Recipients announced for the first Design Research Award, presented by Milliken

Published by Jennifer Armel, September 15, 2015.

IDC and Milliken have recently announced two recipients of the first annual Design Research Award.

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation through interior design research in two categories: the Educator/Practitioner category for research conducted at the masters or doctorate level, and the Student category for major research projects conducted by final-year students.

Educator/Practitioner category
Congratulations to Angela Bourne from Ontario whose research focused on designing for adults with intellectual development diversities.

Student category
Congratulations to Doaa Khattab from Ontario whose research concentrated on re-thinking the grocery store and the importance of an inclusive wayfinding system for visually impaired shoppers.

The winning entries demonstrated relevance to the profession by outlining the potential impact of their research on the profession and/or the human experience. Sponsored by Milliken, certificates and cash prizes – $5,000 for Educator/Practitioner and $2,500 for Student – were awarded at IDC’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 11.

Next year’s Design Research Award will be open for entries in spring 2016 – watch your inbox for news on how you could be recognized for your research and gain exposure!

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