The ASID Education Guidelines were developed based on the feedback from the ASID Professional Development Committee (PDC), a national, volunteer committee whose members represent active design practitioners and educators. As leaders with experience in both developing and consuming content for the interior design audience, PDC members provided valuable insight and guidance to ensure that our standards reflect current thinking, quality, and trends in professional development. The PDC also contributed to the development of the ASID Success x Design Educational Model, which helps individuals track and create a holistic professional development plan for any career stage.
It is recommended that content providers and presenters in all delivery platforms use the ASID Education Guidelines when creating content for any of our events and programming. The main intent is to provide the best possible experience for learners to gain the knowledge and information they seek in support of the advancement of the interior design profession.
ASID Education strives to achieve what we call the 4 A’s of Quality Education. Our professionally designed programming moves learners first from awareness then to application then to analysis to finally achievement. All education content curated by ASID Education follows this scaffolded spectrum:
Awareness: Build a foundational understanding about a topic and provide the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to succeed.
Application: Apply concepts learned through exercises, testing, case studies, or other activities that engage learners and can be directly employed into practice.
Analysis: Evaluate learned outcomes and coordinate elements to form a plan of action or new structure/approach.
Achievement: Inspire learners to take action and acknowledge commitment to professional learning through certificates of completion and earned recognition for excellence.
Determine the experience level persona, audience groups, and the skill level of educational content.
Utilizing an approach that is inclusive and representative of all our voices in the design community.
See how we incorporate adult learning theories and concepts into our educational offerings.
Interested in being a speaker or presenter at GATHER, or content contributor to the ASID Academy or other ASID Education program? Use the following guide sheets and checklists to help you create the best quality educational product.
Developing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Learning Units (LUs)