EBD is changing the way design is being practiced. EBD is increasingly discussed in design practice as 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. However, how does the designer “prove” that the design of the new office can increase productivity, the design of the new classrooms increase student learning, the renovation of the residential kitchen enables aging-in-place, or creation of a graphic identity system improves wayfinding through a hospital—all health, safety, and welfare impacts on building occupants? An EBD-approach can result in a design solution that produces a specific, measurable outcome. This course will enable attendees to define and understand EBD principles, identify EBD tools, and begin to engage in EBD.
Instructor: Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID. FASID, IDEC, Associate Professor, Interior Design, Executive Director, InformeDesign
Please contact cmartin [at] umn [dot] edu (subject: Implementing%20Evidence-Based%20Design%20as%20a%20Design%20Approach) (Dr. Martin) for future presentation dates/locations as they become available.