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The American Society of Interior Designers Releases Five Design Sector Briefs

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has published five sector brief reports that explore the various influences affecting the interior design industry, and in turn, the work of interior designers. The briefs examine the factors affecting design in the education, healthcare, hospitality, residential, and workplace sectors.  

As interior design continues to evolve, design professionals can maximize their impact by understanding the external factors that influence their work. Building on the research published in the ASID 2016-2017 Outlook and State of the Industry report, each brief presents an exploration of the unique factors affecting interior design in each of the five sectors, including the economy, environmental protection, security, generational differences, well-being, community, design excellence, data and knowledge, and value proposition.

“ASID is committed to providing the design community and the public with cutting-edge research that advances the profession of interior design and provides designers with the knowledge they need to maximize their impact on the human experience,” said Randy Fiser, CEO, ASID. “The five sector briefs provide real-time insight into the factors affecting design and designers today. Design professionals will benefit from the insights revealed in each of these specialized briefs, and ASID is proud to make them available to the design community and the public.”

Design professionals who review the briefs will benefit from the research team’s suggestions for proactively working through external influences, and will develop a deep understanding of the key points of each factor and the ways in which they affect design.

The briefs were developed from literature scans, surveys, and a series of Think Tank discussions with design leaders from each sector. Think Tank participants were convened to validate the research and to make recommendations on how designers can get ahead of external influences and prepare their businesses to succeed in the future.  

The design sector briefs are available for download at

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About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at