Outcome of Design Awards

The ASID Outcome of Design Awards recognize the innovators who are leading the charge with projects that measure the outcome of design on the human experience through sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions. 

noun. the way a thing turns out; a consequence

noun. the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art
verb. to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan

Beauty and function, two great pillars of design, are important but not enough. It is time to elevate the practice of design by amplifying active measures for sustaining people, place, and planet. 

We believe that we can collectively reimagine and reshape an evolving practice of interior design that is first and foremost in the service of people, communities, and our ever-changing world. Design is an agent of change for the greater good. We have a moral imperative to design spaces that are healthy, safe (both physically and emotionally), and inclusive; spaces that put people first. 

The Outcome of Design Awards use metric-driven criterion including design solution and details, occupant experience, and research-based results (i.e. post-occupancy research) to determine the most successful projects.

Design Solutions and Details. Basic information on project goals, size, certifications, important design features, and more to provide insight on how the design team addressed the client’s initial needs. The award submissions should be a joint effort between the design team and client.

Occupant Experience. Eligible projects must have been completed within the past five years, with at least six months of occupancy, and include the design’s measurable impact on occupants –  all is key to the Outcome of Design Awards. How the occupants’ lives, experiences, emotional and physical well-being, performance, and other specific goals have changed since occupying the transformed space are important in understanding the design’s success.

Research-Based Results. Good design is much more than aesthetics - it is a measurable, concrete benefit to the human experience. By providing research-based results as part of the application, the project’s accomplishments and innovations are solidified and show the tangible positive impact of design.

Join us as we build momentum through a new community of practice, focused on the outcome of design. This work of creating design with measurable impact benefits all of us and will shape generations to come. Using both human-centered and evidence-based design, we can create a foundation that provides positive impact and outcomes for all people and the design profession at large. 

Share your success and leadership through a new lens using humancentric innovation, creative approaches to health and well-being, and environmentally-conscious design decisions.

Visit the ASID Outcome of Design Program content hub for resources on how you can apply design outcomes in your projects.