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Houzz launches ‘badge system’ for design professionals

Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

Houzz has launched a program enabling professionals in design, home building and remodeling to add badges to their profiles to showcase their affiliation with local and national associations where they receive ongoing professional support and advocacy, the academic institutions they attended, and the nonprofits they support.

Participating organizations include the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design, among others.



Houzz badges and affiliations on a designer's page

“The Affiliation Badge program is a great way to authenticate credentials and connect and engage with other users on the platform," said Christina Hartley, Director of Alumni Relations + Special Events, Rhode Island School of Design.

Each badge links to a profile page for more detailed information, including articles and other educational content developed by the organization, as well as a directory of that organization’s community members.



Afilliation page

“Houzz Affiliation Badges [are] providing a way for industry organizations and schools, as well as their members, to more deeply engage and educate the Houzz community and build their brands,” said Liza Hausman, VP of Community at Houzz.

Coming soon, industry professionals will be able to add their affiliation badges to their websites powered by Houzz Site Designer.