Martin & Guerin Design Research - Influencing the future of design

About Us

We Move All Design Professionals
Toward Evidence-Based Design

We provide premier design research and teaching consulting services to designers, educators, corporations, institutions, and other individuals throughout the world.

We improve peoples' experience in the built environment by providing research to architects, interior designers, facility managers, manufacturers, environmental designers, business

owners, school districts, and other end users. Our research enables you to use an evidence-based design approach to problem identification and solutions, thus enhancing occupants' lives.

We contribute to design education and teaching that reflects and leads global standards.

CAREN S. MARTIN, PHD, CID-MN, FASID, IDEC, IFMA

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  • Principal, Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC
  • Co-creator/Principal, InformeDesign®, LLC.
  • Associate Professor, College of Design, University of Minnesota
  • Louis Tregre Award (CIDQ), Education Leadership Award (ARIDO), Service Award for Significant Contributions (IDEC)
  • Research focuses on evidence-based design approach and implementation by practitioners and classroom design for children with autism
  • Nearly two decades of corporate/institutional design practice

  • Governor appointment to Minnesota's professional licensing board
  • Co-authored three body of knowledge studies for the profession
  • Co-edited The State of the Interior Design Profession
  • Published multiple articles in refereed journals
  • Received over $2 million in grants
  • Presidential Citations from
    ASID and IDEC
  • Council member, National Academy of Environmental Design
  • Director, Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ)

DENISE A. GUERIN, PHD, FIDEC, FASID, F-IFI, IIDA

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  • Principal, Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC
  • Co-creator/Principal, InformeDesign®, LLC.
  • Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus, College of Design, University of Minnesota
  • Distinguished Educator Award (ASID); Michael Tatum Excellence in Education Award (IIDA); Arnold Friedman Distinguished Educator Award (IDEC); Louis Tregre Award (CIDQ)
  • Research projects focus on pre- and post-occupancy evaluations (POE) in sustainable buildings and documenting people's well-being related to interior design

  • Ada Comstock Women's Scholar, University of Minnesota
  • Consultant for Commission for Academic Accreditation, United Arab Emirates
  • Published over 50 articles in refereed journals; Editor,
    Journal of Interior Design
  • Received over $3 million in grants
  • Co-authored three body of knowledge studies for the profession
  • Co-edited The State of the Interior Design Profession