Science in Design
Dr. Rebecca Tapia, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in San Antonio, believes that interior designers have a superpower: the ability to dramatically improve the physical and mental health of their clients.
Architect, designer and artist Suchi Reddy would like to move discussions about design beyond the realm of style.
Not that there’s anything wrong with style. But design is so much more — so much more fundamental to the human experience, says Reddy, the founder of Reddymade, a New York-based architecture and design firm. Reddy will give the keynote address at the inaugural Design, Art & Science Symposium on Friday, Oct. 13. The symposium is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Loft in Congdon Yards in High Point. Reddy’s keynote, “Form Follows Feeling: Neuroaesthetics in Interior Design,” will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Science in Design’s Co-founder Linda Kafka commented, “Science in Design is dedicated to teaching design and trade professionals about the positive effects of beauty, nature, and fine design. Science now proves that design has the power to create pleasure and beauty, which positively impacts our emotions and physical health.”
Brought to you by Science In Design Founder, Mike Peterson, President, of Visionary Design Marketing, and Co-founder, Linda Kafka, President, of Livable Environment Inc., the inaugural Design, Art & Science Symposium will offer innovative education, from the leading experts and scholars in the field of science and design as well as networking, experiential exhibits, product discovery, innovation and inspiration.
High Point has been designated as the first Certified Autism Destination (CAD) on the East Coast. This distinction is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and recognizes the city’s commitment to making its attractions, hotels, restaurants, and public spaces accessible and welcoming to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families.
Interior designers interested in earning the new certification will take 25 sequential, hourlong online classes, or chapters, focusing on biophilia, color contrast and intensity, fractals and other topics related to the “evolutionary inheritance” that affects how humans recognize and respond to beauty and good design, Peterson says.