provides summaries of research in design fields or applicable to design fields. The research comes from articles, books, and reports, and the original publication is cited in the research summary. The summary also includes design criteria, key concepts, and notes on the research methodology.
This clearinghouse is aimed primarily at architects and interior designers, although there is much of interest to other design fields. The project is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and the American Society of Interior Designers.
The research summaries are both keyword searchable and accessible by topic. Topics are grouped into three broad areas: space, occupants, and issues. As an example of its broad coverage, there are 431 research summaries in the category of Outdoor Space. In the area of Hospitality/Restaurant, of particular interest to Las Vegas, there are 136 research summaries.
This is a tool for all designers interested in how current research might impact their design projects!