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Well-Being & Design: Elements of Positive Environments


Speaker: Jordan Mahaffey, Retail Training Associate, Sunbrella

Designing healthy spaces using colorful textiles. We’ll discuss how to create effective color palettes utilizing textiles for healthy lifestyle settings indoor and out. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits of integrating color and in the selection and specification of performance fabrics in lifestyle designs for personal health and well-being.

Uplifting, healthy, optimistic, creative, productive — these are just some of the descriptions of places we all might prefer to live and work. To help designers intentionally create such spaces, this course will outline elements that foster positivity. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of choices that can contribute to positive, healthy environments

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss “color psychology” and the effects of colors on mood
  • Cite research findings regarding impacts of light on health
  • Define biophilic design and its principles
  • Describe the importance of tactile experience for achieving comfort, with particular emphasis on fabric selection

Credit: 2 IDCEC Continuing Education Units (CEU)/Health Safety Welfare (HSW)

This event is held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Meeting held September 13-18 both in person and virtually. 

Date and Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Online event



Non-Member: 0-10
Member: 0-10