ASID Research

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



2021 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report

The ASID 2021 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report curates a comprehensive collection of critical knowledge needed to decipher the world around us, the changes impacting us, and the opportunities set before us. The report reviews the state of interior design with key insights for the future of the profession, trend summaries related to people and business with implications to design, and key economic factors that impact construction and interior design services. Download the Report.

Interior Design Resiliency Report

The ASID Resiliency Report is a multi-phase study investigating interior design resilience. The report examines attributes of interior design professionals, their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and expected changes in the design of the built environment. The study seeks to identify issues businesses and professionals face during major disruptions, track changes, test the viability of industry-wide changes and demonstrate the value of design. View the 2020 Report.

ASID COVID-19 Pulse Survey

In response to COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, interior design industry, business, and interior design professionals, ASID has been conducting pulse surveys (starting March 31, 2020) to identify issues interior design businesses and professionals are experiencing now.

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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.

Outlook and State of Interior Design Report

The ASID 2020 Outlook and State of Interior Design report presents a comprehensive collection of essential knowledge needed to keep a pulse on the constant changes surrounding us, to continue honing competitive knowledge and skills for design practice, and to lead efforts in advancing the interior design industry and profession.Download the 2020 edition.

Interior Design Salaries & Benefits Reports

The ASID 2019 Interior Design Salaries & Benefits General Report provides an overview of the interior design business and today’s professional using data collected from the ASID Compensation and Fee Benchmarking survey. Subsequent reports provide deeper analysis with additional focus on career opportunities and firm characteristics.  View the Reports.


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. 


Hospitality Design and Well-being: Quality Sleep at Hotels

In recent years, hotel properties around the world have been striving to enhance the well-being of their guests through design and amenity options — and nothing increases our well-being faster than a good night’s sleep. Based on multiple research studies, this report examines how hotel design can increase the likelihood of deep, restful, guest sleep. Read the Report.

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. Download the Career + Emerging Professionals Roundtable White Paper..

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.