Evidence Based Design (EBD)
Evidence Based Design is highly used in US as the main approach to develop healthcare environments. Innova Design is one of the leading firms in Australia to introduce this concept designing spaces that are efficient for practitioners and patients as a result of a research on the processes, interactions and services to be provided at the healthcare space.
How does it work?
EBD is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. This means that the design will be based on the patients and practitioners’ needs for the provision on the medical services in a physical environment.
Research done on the processes to be done at the healthcare environment
Observation of the patients interaction with the space, staff and the environment (observational research)
Reviewing the existing body of research literature to determine relevant findings and recommendations (quantitative data)
Prioritizing and balancing referenced findings with primary data gathered from site visits, subject matter experts and stakeholders
Hypothesizing about the potential outcomes of design decisions, and then tracking those outcomes following design implementation
Minimizing practitioners and healthcare professional errors on site with the design of efficient flows and processes' implementation
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InnovaDesign proudly attended the main Health Design Conference in Nashville, US, 2011