InformeDesign Launches Additional Continuing Education Courses

June 8, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS – InformeDesign®, the revolutionary Web site devoted to design and human behavior research, has added new courses to InStore, an online store featuring courses developed from InformeDesign’s extensive library of Research Summaries and publications. There are dozens of courses currently available, which have been developed around health, safety, and welfare topics for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, urban planners, and other design professionals.

The new courses are available in two formats: Inquiry—a new InformeDesign research brief that summarizes key findings from Research Summaries, and related issues of Implications on a particular topic; and Webcasts—one-hour sessions featuring noted researchers or designers presenting on a topic in their area of expertise.

AIA and IDCEC approval has been given for most courses, and pending for the new courses. Users can also self-certify with their own professional organization by following its guidelines. The courses we developed to meet intermediate and advanced levels of learning.

For information about specific course offerings and fees, go to InStore on the InformeDesign Web site at

InformeDesign is the first searchable database of design and human behavior research on the Web. The site currently contains more than 2,200 “practitioner-friendly” Research Summaries of findings from research literature transformed from more than 200 scholarly journals related to design and human behavior. The free Web site ( is interactive, allowing users to provide comments about specific Research Summaries or other site issues.

ASID is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more about ASID, visit

The University of Minnesota’s College of Design unites programs in architecture, clothing design, graphic design, interior design, housing studies, landscape architecture, and retail merchandising—creating a nationally distinctive, multidisciplinary college engaged in research, teaching, creative production, and public engagement. To learn more about the College of Design, visit

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