Continuing Education Credits


Designtex offers several CEUs for designers and architects needing accreditation.

CeramicSteel and The Vertical Surface

Durability, Functionality and Safety for the Built Environment


Designers

Units: 0.1; IDCEC Designation: HSW


Architects

Units: 1; AIA Designation: HSW


Within the built environment, the need for a vertical surface that is durable as well as customizable is key for any project. Given the vast array of vertical surface applications in healthcare, education, corporate and even public spaces, finding a surface that works across many of these sectors is challenging. This CEU is on the role CeramicSteel can play within the built environment, across many vertical markets and identify how and what

projects can benefit from this material.


CEU Overview

  • Building Systems: Understand why and how CeramicSteel is used in the built environment
  • Environmental: Learn how bacteria resistant properties and LEED drive the need for CeramicSteel
  • Materials and Methods: Identify and understand the systems, products and finishes for CeramicSteel
  • Design: Review installations and resources needed to incorporate CeramicSteel

Written Communication

How We Visualize our Thoughts & Its influence on Design


Designers

Units: 0.1; IDCEC Designation: LU


Architects

Units: 1; AIA Designation: LU


A look into the evolution of written communication and its influence to how we

design spaces for collaboration, teaching and knowledge transfer. For thousands of years, analog, written, communication continues to thrive, even in an era of digital technologies. This CEU delves into the role that physical written

communication has on design, memory and its importance to growth as a society.



CEU Overview:

  • Why: Understand why we use written communication
  • History of Written Communication: Why did we start writing and its impact
  • Knowledge: How written communication created an explosion of knowledge
  • Design: How can we develop tools and spaced to foster written communication


Understanding Agile and Designing to Support Agile Teams

How do you design a workspace to accelerate agile work?


Designers

Units: 0.1; IDCEC Designation: HSW


Architects

Units: 1; AIA Designation: HSW


Agile is on everyone’s mind: According to a 2018 Forbes article, 90% of senior executives give high priority to becoming agile. But according to that same article, less than 10% have successfully implemented agile. One reason is because companies focus their efforts on process and culture, without considering the workspace.


Steelcase has learned firsthand that the work environment can either accelerate or slow down agile work. Changing the environment is a powerful way to encourage shifts in behavior, and the right space effectively supports the team’s work. Learn about Steelcase’s Agile journey and research, and how we’ve taken our learnings and developed insights into designing spaces to amplify agile teams and how they work.

Biophilia, Wellness and the Visual Environment

How We Visualize our Thoughts & Its influence on Design


Designers

Units: 0.1; IDCEC Designation: HSW


Architects

Units: 1; AIA Designation: HSW


In this course, attendees will gain an understanding of the concept of Biophilia, and learn how Biophilic design principles can be

employed in an interior. The design aspects will focus on visual and material elements that give occupants a connection to nature,

especially through surface materials. Attendees will also learn about how Biophilia and “positive distraction” can reinforce beneficial

effects for wellness. The course will also touch on current Building standards that give credits for employing Biophilic principles.


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