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    ASID Business Library (10 Reports)
    Part of the ASID Business Resource Library and available in PDF format only. This is a bundle of 10 business publications, which include: "20 Ways to Build your Retirement Fund", "50 Strategies to Increase and Manage your Cash Flow", "Analyzing Your Own Business or One you Want to Buy or Invest In", "Assessing a Business' Health and Profitability", "Cash Flow: Know it's Value Today when Buying, Selling, or Expanding", "Your Compensation, Benefits and Retirement Money", "Employment Contracts: When to Offer and What to Include", "Profiling and Presenting your Company to the World", "Renting and Leasing Properties", "Your Investments: 44 Action Alerts to Use Today and Throughout the Year". The publications bundle will be sent via email, as a zip file attachment (all publications will be in pdf format).Members receive all 10 Reports for only $68, a total savings of $322. Publication will be sent in PDF format via email. Please choose the $0.00 shipping option on the proceeding check out page.


  • Published: 2006
    Author: Steven Orfield, Jay L. Brand, Ph.D. and Pekka Hakkarainen, Ph.D.

    Better Lighting and Daylighting Solutions
    The authors contend that for some time lighting quality has taken a back seat to energy consumption as the primary lighting issue in office environments. Beginning with how occupants perceive light and moving on to ways in which light interacts with the objects and surfaces in the office environment, they examine the basic components of good lighting and daylighting as they relate to improving visual quality for occupants and, ultimately, work performance. Particular sections address strategies for daylighting control and common issues related to task and ambient lighting.


  • Published: March 2005
    Author: ASID

    Building Codes for Beginners
    Building Codes for Beginners points to the why, what, where and when of building code information essential to interior design practice. Building codes are mastered through years of experience, the foundation of which begins by starting in the right place. This guide by Kimberly Marks, ASID, IIDA, directs designers to the fundamental issues and information that will help form that foundation efficiently and concisely.


  • Published: 2005
    Author: ASID

    Consumer Use of Design Services
    This report contains highlights of an ASID-commissioned survey of U.S. homeowners with annual household incomes of $75,000+ regarding their home remodeling projects, knowledge of interior design services, and use of professional remodeling services. It also includes tips on how designers can more effectively market their services, based on the survey findings.


  • Published: 2007
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    Designers Online: How Interior Designers Use the Web
    Publication available in PDF format only. Internet use among interior designers has skyrocketed in the past few years. Today, more than 90 percent of designers use the Web regularly to research products and design information. This report presents the findings of a recent ASID national study of more than 2,000 interior designers that examined their Web habits, attitudes and preferences. It provides an in-depth look at how designers search the Web, their preferred resources, and what they like and do not like about manufacturers' Web sites. Publication will be sent in PDF format via email. Please choose the $0.00 shipping option on the proceeding check out page.


  • Published: 2005
    Author: ASID

    Designing Better Workplaces
    For more than 10 years, ASID has sponsored research on the ways in which interior design contributes to worker productivity, recruitment, retention and satisfaction. This new publication brings together for the first time the major findings of that research in a format that makes them easily applicable for the interior designer. Office designers will also find this paper useful in demonstrating to potential clients the many ways in which their services can contribute to the bottom line through the creation of safer, more productive workspaces.


  • Published: 2006
    Author: DAK Kopec, Ph.D., CHES, IDEC

    Designing for the Elderly Population
    As baby boomers age, many will, in fact, be disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication examines the connection between the disabled and the elderly populations, the history and intent of the ADA, and the most common types of accommodations that designers should consider to meet the needs of the disabled elderly.


  • Published: 2013
    Author: American Society of Interior Designers

    Environmental Scanning Report
    ASID is proud to present our 2013 Environmental Scanning Report to our members. This year’s edition is full of information including forecasts and economic trends. The report provides an in-depth look at today’s “new” economy and helps you determine what is changing so that you can better plan for your business evolution. The report is a compilation of materials sourced from noted journalists, economists and other business professionals like Planet Money co-host Adam Davidson and Richard Watson, a trend-watcher and futurist. The Environmental Scanning Report looks at the patterns of the world economy and how to decipher these patterns to align your business ahead of the competition. Available in PDF only. When ordering this publication on its own, please select shipping code "ASIDUNi course or Publications PDF Item" to avoid shipping charges. Publication will be sent via email to the email address on file with ASID.


  • Published: 2008
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    Healing Homes
    Five interior designers and an occupational therapist share their insights and expertise on designing environments that promote healing for home care patients. Topics covered include environments for longer term recovery and care, design for providing home health care, lighting for wellness, health and indoor air quality, and creating accessible homes to relieve stress and reduce caregiver burden.


  • Published: 2008
    Author: ASID

    Hire a Professional: A Guide to Interior Design Services (Commercial)
    This brochure is an excellent way to promote your commercial design business to potential clients. It includes information and tips on topics such as selecting an interior design professional, clients' role in the design process, working with a designer, areas of designer expertise, the importance of the ASID appellation and more. The four-color brochure includes a space to insert your business card and can be used as a self-mailing marketing piece.


  • Published: 2008
    Author: ASID

    Hire a Professional: A Guide to Interior Design Services (Residential)
    This brochure is an excellent way to promote your residential design business to potential clients. It includes information and tips on topics such as selecting an interior design professional, clients' role in the design process, working with a designer, areas of designer expertise, the importance of the ASID appellation and more. The four-color brochure includes a space to insert your business card and can be used as a self-mailing marketing piece.


  • Published: 2012
    Author: Gail Doby

    How to Design Your Perfect Interior
    How to Design Your Perfect Interior provides the information, options, direction and decision tools to make a wise and educated decision about how to achieve the perfect interior. It is full of insider tips and insights from experienced interior designers that can help save time and money when choosing a DIY project or hiring a design professional. You will learn: The most common and costly mistakes to avoid, what to watch for when buying online, questions to answer before making any design decisions, eight steps to successfully design a perfect interior, where to go for help and how to select the best interior design professional for a project. Available in PDF only. When ordering this publication on its own, please select shipping code "ASIDUNi course or Publications PDF Item" to avoid shipping charges. Publication will be sent via email to the email address on file with ASID.


  • Published: 2012
    Author: ASID

    How to Get Your Work Published
    Want to get your design work published? This updated booklet lists more than 30 publications that accept interior design work, along with submission guidelines. Available in PDF only. When ordering this publication on its own, please select shipping code "ASIDUNi course or Publications PDF Item" to avoid shipping charges. Publication will be sent via email to the email address on file with ASID.


  • Published: 2004
    Author: ASID

    In the Open: How Design Can Protect Privacy - Expert Insights
    The lack of privacy--the inability to keep your business from others or keep their business from intruding upon you--can have an impact on everything from health to productivity. This new ASID research paper explains the ways designers are stepping in to help their clients ensure privacy in a variety of settings.


  • Published: 2007
    Author: ASID

    Inside Small and Medium Design Firms
    Altogether, small firms and sole practitioners make up about two-thirds of all the interior design businesses in the United States. While they share many of the same challenges as other small businesses, until now little information was available about their needs and issues as designers. To learn more about these designers, ASID commissioned a telephone survey of 450 interior design firms with 10 or fewer employees in locations throughout the country. This study provides a unique look at their operations, the types of projects they undertake and products they specify. The research report includes sections on business issues, project types, billing methods, specifying products, sources of product information and more.


  • Published: 2007
    Author: Caren Martin, Ph.D., CID, ASID, IIDA, IDEC

    Interior Design From Practice to Profession
    Interior design is on its way to becoming a recognized profession, but it still has several steps to complete, states Caren Martin, Ph.D., CID, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, an assistant professor of interior design at the University of Minnesota and author of a new ASID publication, Interior Design: From Practice to Profession. Martin describes the common characteristics of a profession and traces the path to professionalism taken by such practices as law, medicine and engineering. She then examines the history of architectural, interior decoration and interior design practice, explaining the steps each has taken or not taken to establish the practice as a profession. This is a “must read” for anyone interested in interior design legislation, education and the public’s perception of interior design practice.


  • Published: 2006
    Author: ASID

    Know Your Client: Fundamentals for Effective Relationships
    Understanding clients’ expectations can mean the difference between a successful presentation or a miss. Based on ASID-sponsored independent research of clients and interior designers in various design specialties, this report identifies the business and relationship behaviors that matter most to your clients. It also provides a set of consulting principles to guide designers in conducting themselves in ways that clients perceive as professional and businesslike.


  • Published: 2012
    Author: Sally Augustin, Ph.D. and Barbara B. Miller, ASID

    Researching Home: Evidence-Based Residential Design
    Evidence-based design research is a powerful tool available to residential designers, but it is not used as often as it might be. Using research can help you understand how and why your client is likely to respond to your design and improves the likelihood of the ultimate success of your design. Developed by an environmental psychologist, Dr. Sally Augustin, and an experienced interior designer, Barbara Miller, ASID, who uses research in her own residential projects, this paper provides an overview of the existing research relevant to designing residential interiors and information on how to conduct your own research. Supplemented with practical applications and case studies, Researching Home is both an introduction and an essential resource for any designer wishing to take their practice to the next level. Available in PDF only. When ordering this publication, please select shipping code "ASIDUNi course or Publications PDF Item" to avoid shipping charges. Publication will be sent via email to the email address on file with ASID.


  • Published: 2012
    Author: American Society of Interior Designers

    State of the Industry
    Newly expanded and updated, this report brings together in one place information and data about all aspects of the interior design profession in the United States, including design practice (e.g., number and distribution of designers, design firms, salary information, design specialties), business performance, and the volume and types of products that interior designers specify. Available in PDF only. When ordering this publication on its own, please select shipping code "ASIDUNi course or Publications PDF Item" to avoid shipping charges. Publication will be sent via email to the email address on file with ASID.


  • Published: 2006
    Author: Joan Gaulden, FASID

    The Electronic Office for the Interior Designer
    Many designers have had to teach themselves whatever computer skills they have, and that usually means whatever has to be done at the moment. As the author, Joan Gaulden, FASID, points out, however, the technologies, and resources they support, described in this book can greatly benefit the designer every day, helping him or her to be more efficient, professional and, ultimately, a better designer. In addition to providing tips and insights on how to use computers and software more effectively, Gaulden also covers ways that designers can use digital cameras, scanners and even PDAs and camera phones to increase efficiency and better communicate with clients, vendors and other business associates.


  • Published: 2007
    Author: Lisa Bonneville, FASID

    The Safe Home
    This book maps out the steps for achieving a “safe home” for each client. Author Lisa Bonneville, FASID, explains in detail the “4 steps to safety” that you need to integrate into your design process to ensure that your clients have received, through your guidance, the best living environment for their family’s unique needs. Complete with schedules, worksheets, checklists and a room-by-room home safety “tour,” this helpful guide is an essential read and reference guide for every residential designer.


  • Published: 2008
    Author: Jack L. Nasar, Ph.D.

    Visual Quality by Design
    Today's interior designers are challenged by finding the underlying causes for why humans respond to different spaces in different ways. This research paper explores the environmental factors that influence people’s perception of space and how designers can more positively impact human feelings in the physical environment. It provides tools to help designers evaluate perceptions, meanings and definitions surrounding the design of a space.