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Design
by the
Numbers

TIME
MANAGEMENT

38
PERCENTAGE OF TIME
A DESIGNER DEVOTES
TO SOURCING AND
RESEARCHING PRODUCTS
IN AN AVERAGE WEEK

Time is money. The adage is a fact of life for design professionals who balance outreach to potential
clients, forward motion on current projects, product research and sourcing, and more on a daily basis.

101

The firms surveyed for Interior Design's 2017 Universe Study of the Interior Design Profession noted
working on an average of 101 projects per year, a 6 percent increase from the 2014 study. Of those,
Workplace projects led the way with an average of 37 out of the 101, while Residential came in second
at 25. Hospitality and Healthcare/Wellness projects tied at nine, followed by Education/Library,
Retail, and Government. The research further discovered 38 percent of a designer's average workweek
is devoted to sourcing and researching the products that will find their way into those projects. Take
a look at how those numbers break down and see how your own management of time measures up.

AVERAGE NUMBER
OF PROJECTS THE FIRMS
SURVEYED WORK ON
IN A YEAR

How Designers Spend Their Week

22%

13%

9%

7%

5%

2%

Work on
drawings/designs

Meet with
clients/end users

Research products
online

Meet with
consultants

Meet with
vendors

Other

13%

10%

8%

7%

4%

Source/specify
products

Meet with
project team

Prepare
presentations

Visit
project sites

Research products
in the library

Source: Interior Design's 2017 Universe Study of the Interior Design Profession

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