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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

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.

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 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design report provides an extensive scan and summary of the essential knowledge needed to stay on top of constant change, to create a competitive edge, and to flourish in the interior design profession.Download the 2019 edition.

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.

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

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.