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IDC supports Canadian design research

Published by Sarah Bradbury, June 22, 2015.

In February, we announced our support of InformeDesign® to facilitate interior designers’ use of current, research-based information as a decision-making tool in the design process in an evidence-based approach. With IDC’s funding of InformeDesign®, our goal is to highlight Canadian research and increase collaboration among researchers, practitioners, educators, students and industry professionals.

“InformeDesign applauds IDC for championing the relationship between research and practice to grow the number of design professionals engaged in evidence-based design (EBD) and to further elevate the value of design,” states Caren Martin, PhD, Principal and co-creator of InformeDesign®.

InformeDesign® has already begun writing Research Summaries for the following articles and will publish them gradually on their website.

  • Watts & Masse (2013) about physical activity enabled in the workplace via amenities
  • Adams et al (2010) about how children relate or not to the atrium/lobby space of a hospital (looks at what we 'thought' about the design/scale/amenities of these spaces versus their actual reactions)
  • Newsham et al (2013) about how people relate to/perceive (e.g., satisfaction) the interior environment of green buildings
  • Ng & Law (2014) about how older workers adapt to the workplace and associated challenges
  • Kehyayan et al (2015) about how residents in long-term care facilities across Canada perceive them

To ensure that you receive notification of their publication with a direct link to the Research Summary, go to InformeDesign and register. Registration is free and your information is not shared.

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