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IDC supports Canadian design research

Published by Ignite Admin, February 02, 2015.

IDC is pleased to announce a contribution of $10,000 over a two-year period to InformeDesign®. The mission of InformeDesign® is to facilitate an interior designer’s use of current, research-based information as a decision-making tool in the design process, thereby integrating research and practice in an evidence-based design approach.

With IDC’s funding, the goal is to highlight research, achieve higher Canadian visibility, and increase collaboration among researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and industry professionals.

By increasing collaboration among these groups and by facilitating the use of research as a tool in the interior design process, design professionals will increasingly be able to use an evidence-based design approach to improve the quality of their design solutions, enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and support sustainability.

IDC has also committed to help establish the Canadian Research Collective, a group of educators, practitioners, and industry professionals who are looking to raise the profile of Canadian research.

The aim of the Research Collective is to provide opportunities for collaboration and open forum discussions within the design community, to promote the benefits and value of research, to identify research methods used in interior design, and to bring Canadian research initiatives to the forefront.

If you’re interested in participating in this committee to help further develop the framework of the Collective, please contact Rebecca Muyal

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