Washington, DC The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the University of Minnesota have announced the development of a clearinghouse for design and human behavior research that "will revolutionize the way interior designers gather and use information for design solutions."
The Washington, DC-based ASID, which will fund the project over the next four years, said that the clearinghouse will be headed by the University of Minnesota's Dept. of Design, Housing and Apparel. The project will enable researchers to collect information from design specialties, and translate those findings into "practitioner-friendly information" that will be disseminated via the Internet. The information will be be available to interior designers and related design professionals, code officials, legislators and others, the ASID said.