Research Design Connections

Successful, innovative design firms are using Research Design Connections and our personalized services to inform and deepen relationships with clients. Shouldn't you be doing the same?

You know that informed design matters, but how do you effectively discus research with clients? Research Design Connections (RDC) gives you concise findings in everyday language via short write-ups that are made for sharing.

Research Design ConnectionFor more than a decade, RDC has been reporting the latest research of value to designers, and its current edition and archive of past issues provide that info to subscribers.

You can trust the information in RDC because our editors have used their many collective decades of expertise to identify reliable and valid studies that enrich design practice.

Research Design Connections communicates the practical value of research findings. Those insights help your clients understand and appreciate your design solutions--and you build strong trust-based bonds with those clients. Research has shown that information-rich links inspire confidence that supports current and future projects.

Research Design Connections has the information you need to distinguish your firm from its competitors:

  • We review the scientific press and pull the findings you need together into one tight and intense little package.
  • RDC reads the neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, aesthetics, biology, and chemistry journals so you don’t need to.

Our articles are linked together, so it’s easy to find related information.  Start with whatever topics seem reasonable to you and read on till you have the material you need.  We’ve recently upgraded our search capability so readers can find information they need from our article archive of over 1800 articles in two different ways:

  • You can do quick whole-text searches by words of interest, e.g., "workplace" or "color" or "patient room" or "escalator" or "coffee shop." The options are endless.
  • We also have set index terms for archive browsing.  Search by categories such as Desired Behavior (where choices include "foster creativity" and "enhance performance/productivity"), Place (with options for information about a range of spaces from homes, schools, workplaces, healing gardens, and hospitals, to stores), Design Element (with subsections such as "light," "scent," and "furniture"), or, as a final example, Special Population (with information organized by gender, age, cognitive impairment, etc.). You can search on multiple terms, such as Place and Design Element together, to further refine a search.

Read our free, sample issue.  Do a search--by keyword or index term--to check out how thoroughly we cover all of the topics that you need to know about.  Then you’ll know why you need us to distinguish your work from your competition and to please your clients.

If you want to succeed, you need Research Design Connections. 

Members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) are valued readers of Research Design Connections.  They are able to subscribe to our electronic newsletter and research archive at the discounted price of $79 a year (full subscription price is $99 a year).  To subscribe at this discounted rate, click here.

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