Three professional design associations from Germany and Austria surveyed more than 4000 communication and industrial designers about their income and professional background, and had the results professionally evaluated. In terms of income, there is often still “room for improvement”, although the majority of designers feels pretty „right in their profession“. An interview by Armin Scharf with Frank Detering on this topic appears in designreport 5-2015. The report is available as a PDF or print copy from the VDID, BDG and designaustria.