ASID Research

ASID research projects focus on the business, impact, and practice of design. They span design career stages, space types, and topic areas.


Business of Design

State of the Industry and Outlook Report

The annual ASID State of the Industry and Outlook report surveys the whole profession from a systems view to illustrate current industry trends and expectations for the future. Download the 2017-18 edition.

Interior Design Billings Index

ASID tracks business performance through the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), providing monthly snapshots and comprehensive quarterly reports. Find the latest edition in the Resource Center.

Impact of Design

The Impact of Design series is dedicated to highlighting projects that use evidence-based design to improve the quality of the human experience. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design impacts lives, and collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design. These select projects support this mission and have gone through pre- and post-occupancy research to educate designers and clients on the power of design.ASID works both independently and collaboratively with partners on research projects that focus on how design impacts lives. Examples include the Pre-/Post-Occupancy Research on the ASID HQ office and the Drive Toward Healthier Buildings Smart Market Report in partnership with Dodge Data Analytics and Delos.

Practice of Design

ASID strives to equip designers with research to enhance their practice. In addition to research on innovative and impactful design solutions, ASID also produces research to understand the climate and challenges encountered at each career stage. An example is the Career + Emerging Professionals Roundtable White Paper.

To better understand designers’ experiences as they begin and grow into their careers, ASID gathered 65 emerging professional designers with zero to 10 years of experience for a series of roundtable discussions in five major metropolitan areas in 2015. This white paper shares the roundtable conversation and offers suggestions on how to make improvements for the benefit of young interior designers and the firms that employ them.

The ASID Foundation and Research

Believing that interior design improves the human condition, the ASID Foundation supports research and education that articulates and expands a baseline of knowledge about how interior design impacts behavior. The Foundation achieves its objective by awarding grants for the collection, expansion, and dissemination of an interior design evidence-based body of knowledge and by awarding scholarships that recognize prospective and current contributions to the interior design profession.