This tutorial addresses research basics including concepts, vocabulary, and examples. Whether your design process uses research findings from academic studies or product information from manufacturers’ studies, it is important to know how to use these results and what difference they can make to your practice. This tutorial will bolster your ability to engage in EBD by:
- refreshing your research vocabulary
- increasing your knowledge about research methods, and
- providing you with the rationale for use of research-based findings in design solutions.
Research 101 will also provide you greater ease when using the Research Summaries from our database and other research you find in your daily work. Research 101 was produced at the University of Minnesota and sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). This 3-part tutorial is in PDF format: