A Design-Based Approach to Collective Evidence: Translating Design Investigation into a Valid Research Model

Dec 06, 2011

This article discusses evidence-based design research and applications in the built environment, particularly relating to healthcare design. It presents results of a research project conducted on a neonatal intensive care unit where the efficiency of the design and the impact on patient’s medical progress and the medical staff was studied. The article relates the research process to the design process and correlates scientific research methods to design problems.

keywords: evidence based design (EBD), neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), healthcare design

Diana K. Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Bowman O. Davis, Jr., PhD (Kennesaw State University)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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