Design is an agent of change for the greater good. 

Beauty and function, two great pillars of design, are important but not enough. Let’s elevate the practice of design by amplifying active measures for sustaining people, place, and planet. ASID believes that we can collectively reimagine and reshape an evolving practice of interior design that is first and foremost in the service of people, communities, and our ever-changing world.  

Build your knowledge about designing for outcome measures with the curated education and resources available to you on ASID Academy. Learn from award winners, thought leaders, and innovators to bring these methods into your practice and gain a competitive edge when you measure the impact of design through proven outcomes. Design firms of any size can apply these best practices to projects at all scales and typologies.   

No matter where or how you engage in the interior design process, you have a role, a place, and a voice in the successful outcome of a project.  

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The Outcome of Design Awards use metric-driven criterion including design solution and details, occupant experience, and research-based results (i.e. post-occupancy research) to determine the most successful projects. Project teams may submit during two application periods throughout the year.   

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Outcome of Design Award Winners: Case Briefs

Explore Outcome of Design Award winning projects in the Impact of Design Series of case briefs, highlighting projects that use evidence-based design to improve the quality of the human experience.

  • Impact of Design Series, Vol 5 | StudioIDS
    StudioIDS is the new self-designed home of the Minneapolis office of international architecture and design firm Perkins+Will. The studio challenges what an office is and can be. Strategically located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the office focuses on landscape architecture, planning, architecture, and interiors in the areas of healthcare, corporate + commercial + civic, higher education, urban design, and science + technology.
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  • Impact of Design Series, Vol 6 | Lassonde Studios
    The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah provides opportunities for thousands of students, from any academic major or background, to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. To embody the mission of the institute the university sought to create a completely new learning facility to foster an environment of collaboration, inspire students to have entrepreneurial dreams of starting their own businesses, and push the boundaries of where they live and work.
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  • Impact of Design Series, Vol 7 | Unity Health Care
    Unity Health Care is a team of compassionate and multicultural health professionals that provide a full range of health and human services that reach every facet of health, from pregnancy and infancy to senior years. Focused on well-being and as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), Unity offers a team- based approach that encourages patients to become active participants in their own healthcare. Unity was founded in 1985 as the Healthcare for the Homeless project, and serves with the mission to promote healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay.
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  • Impact of Design Series, Vol 8 | M Moser Associates Living Lab
    M Moser is a united, cohesive company that works seamlessly through technological advancements and practices to solve global companies' most pressing people issues. The new M Moser workspace in New York represents an agile, future-proofed “living lab” for ongoing adaptation and change. Strategy and design teams created a workplace that reflects transformation and addresses individual needs through new digital strategies, space planning, flexible furniture and technology to achieve a high-performing workplace. The office serves as a co-working space and enables M Moser to test and develop a broad range of workplace strategies to ensure the best results for clients.
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  • Impact of Design Series, Vol 9 | Sensory Well-being Hub
    The Sensory Well-being Hub by HKS, Inc. is an open-source, affordable, scalable, modifiable and sensory diverse solution that can fit various needs, and be installed anywhere, with accompanying research on the comparative effectiveness of different elements, to allow informed decision making. It is designed to help diverse learners experiencing behavioral issues to recuperate and find equilibrium. It provides data-driven insights on designing spaces with audio, visual, kinesthetic and tactile features for people with sensory sensitivities to reset from hyper- or hypo-stimulation.
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