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New EBD Course Available for HSW Credits!

by Caren Martin

Dec 18, 2015   Share on Facebook Share on Facebook    Comments (0)

Implementing Evidence-Based Design (EBD) as a Design Approach
An in-person presentation by Caren Martin, PhD
Available for AIA and IDCEC Health, Safety, & Welfare credits!

An EBD-approach to the design process enables designers to formulate design solutions that are grounded in “evidence,” resulting in measurable outcomes for the client. However, how does the designer “prove” that   Read More...

New Well-Being Course Available!

by Caren Martin

May 14, 2015   Share on Facebook Share on Facebook    Comments (0)

Changing People’s Lives: Interior Designs that Focus on Well-Being (and Health & Safety!)
An in-person presentation by Denise Guerin, PhD

This course provides interior designers, architects, facility managers, and others with in-depth knowledge of well-being factors and outcomes that they design for in their daily practices. Participants will focus briefly on documenting health and safety design outcomes that   Read More...

POEs for Environments

by Denise Guerin

Apr 10, 2015   Share on Facebook Share on Facebook    Comments (0)

Pre- and post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) measure occupants' perceptions of their physical environments. They are effective and efficient methods of collecting occupants' inputs and measuring design outcomes from the users' perspectives. Completing a pre-occupancy evaluation, prior to the design of and move into a new environment, can provide designers with knowledge of evidence-based occupant needs. Additionally, these outcomes can establish scores or benchmarks with which outcomes can be compared. POEs can provide designers and business owners with user feedback and design   Read More...


by Caren Martin

Mar 19, 2015   Share on Facebook Share on Facebook    Comments (0)

InformeDesign® serves as an evidence-based design (EBD) searchable database for practitioners, educators, students, and researchers in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design, housing and urban planning, and urban design around the globe. In summer 2014, InformeDesign® is being re-launched as an enhanced site that will support these professionals as they use an EBD-approach to design. They can continue to use current, research-based information to make decisions in their EBD practices. Designers, educators,   Read More...

Evidence-Based Design

by Caren Martin

Mar 06, 2015   Share on Facebook Share on Facebook    Comments (0)

EBD is a design process approach to determine a design solution that is based in "evidence." Selection of design consultants frequently rests on their ability to provide evidence that a design solution will have certain outcomes. How do design practitioners "prove" that the design of a new office can increase employees' productivity? That providing access to a healing garden can accelerate discharge rates from the hospital? That the design of new classrooms can increase student learning? That design of a Web site can increase its use? That creation of a graphic identity system   Read More...