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Design Is How It Works!

“Design isn’t just what it looks or feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs The phrase, “Form follows function” is not simply a cliché reference to modern architecture; it’s an element of ergonomics and human engineering; and that is the basis for...

Design Projectoscopy (Feasibility Study)

I can’t help but speculate that the aversion to performing a feasibility study is as much emotional as it is financial. Clearly there is a cost factor that may dissuade the fiscally faint-of-heart- despite its proven worth. However, my perception is that a feasibility...

Lose The Jugs!

Dental offices use a lot of water! Not by volume, but by variety [there are four]: washing/flushing; drinking; sterilizing; cooling/irrigating- and each has it’s own peculiarities. Three of them require a storage container or “jug”. And the fourth may be subject to...

Don’t Always Rely on Statistics

If You Rely On Statistics As A Guide When Planning An Office, You Are Likely To Become One Of Those Very Statistics! This article was inspired by a recent conversation that I had with Linda Miles [Linda Miles & Associates] during which she shared another of her...

Six Truths About Dental Millwork

THEORY #1: Pre-manufactured dental cabinetry offers superior ergonomic design. TRUTH: One would expect that to be true. Unfortunately, that is a profound fallacy! In fact, many of the products designed and produced by those companies necessitate class IV and class V...