The Impact of Societal Trends: Stay Current and Evolve with ASID Resources (CEU)

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Learn how to apply ASID’s research on societal trends, economics, and the state of interior design in your business and practice.

With key insights for the future of the profession and its summary of key societal and economic trends and their implication for design, the ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design Report is required reading for interior designers. But how does that relate to your day-to-day work/life reality? Gain an overview of how to navigate the Report to find the most pertinent details, then hear directly from your peers on how they’ve applied the research to inform their business/firm, client relationships, and the practice and teaching of design.

On-demand content presented as part of the 2021 ASID Virtual Conference on July 21, 2021. 

What You Will Learn
  • List the key types of data and trends information you can find in the ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design. 
  • Identify examples of how you can apply the demographic trends data to inform your design business decisions. 
  • Describe how the data on the employment trends in interior design can influence your hiring practices and influence interior design education. 
  •  Recognize how data on societal and economic trends will impact your conversations with clients.

Continuing Education Approval 
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-114950 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)

Access Period: One year from registration date. 

Susan Chung, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research and Knowledge

American Society of Interior Designers

Susan Chung, Ph.D., focuses on the impact of design research. She connects design with research to improve human experiences in the interior environment, translates research into applicable design implications, and conducts research projects that create meaningful positive impacts. She comes from an interior design background, holding a BA from Michigan State University and an MID from the University of Florida. She integrated interior design with behavioral research for her doctorate degree in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University, with a focus on design attributes related to creativity in workplace environments.

Craig Anderchak, ASID, NCIDQ

Market Leader, Interior Design, Vice President


Boldly Transforming…Craig Anderchak – Interior Design Market Leader

is a Vice President and Interior Design Market Leader for NELSON in Atlanta. He is a member of the SE Regional Leadership Team representing offices in Charlotte, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tamp and Miami. NELSON Worldwide is an architecture, design and strategy top 5 firm rooted in insight, shaped by ingenuity and driven by results.
As Market leader, Craig drives growth through cultivating client relationships, establishing new market opportunities, and by providing leadership across the NELSON platform. The Market Leader has is the face of NELSON in the market.

Ellen Fisher, Ph.D., FASID

VP for Academic Affairs & Dean

New York School of Interior Design

Dr. Ellen Fisher, a Certified Interior Designer with graduate degrees in teaching with technology and architectural studies, is dean and VP for Academic Affairs of NYSID, where she has led the college through a period of growth and increased prestige. A Fellow of ASID and of the Interior Design Educators Council, Dr. Fisher was recently awarded a Steelcase Social Innovation Fellowship and is creating a PreCollege program to increase diversity in the design profession. She is the author of the seminal book, “HOME: Foundations of Enduring Spaces,” and has been named by DesignIntelligence as a Most Admired Design Educator.

Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Owner, Laura McDonald Enterprises | Founder

Laura McDonald Enterprises | PLiNTH & CHiNTZ: Interior Design Blog and Industry Resource

Laura received her BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and her MFA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. After several years designing corporate projects, she founded Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ, the interior design blog and industry resource. For almost 10 years Stewart also managed METROCON Expo & Conference, the annual two-day event in Dallas focusing on the built environment. She has served on the ASID National Board, currently serves as the I.T. Chair for the Texas Chapter, sits on four interior design department advisory councils, and was the recipient of the 2009 NCIDQ National Louis S. Tregre Award.

George Brazil, ASID, CID


SagreraBrazil Design, Inc.

George Brazil, ASID, CID, is a partner at SagreraBrazil Design. Based in San Francisco, their 25 years of experience in designing modern high-rise condominiums and home renovations ensures the highest level of luxury and service as they transform residential spaces throughout the US. George devotes his time outside of work to the advancement of the interior design profession. Serving as the current president of the Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), he is also the board chair of the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) and a past president of the California North Chapter of ASID.

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