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Evidence Based Design Minutes

 What are Evidence-Based Design (EBD)-Minutes?

Like InformeDesign’s Research Summaries, our EBD-Minutes are transformed from articles in refereed journals that address issues related to design and the built environment. Please note that as of July 2016, InformeDesign will be focused on producing EBD-Minutes, a more concise format than our previously published Research Summaries. This change in dissemination has been made in response to feedback from users of InformeDesign.

EBD-Minutes provide a brief overview of the author's main findings and transform them into evidence-based design criteria. A full citation for the original literature is included in every EBD-Minute so it can be easily accessed. Academicians and researchers typically consider refereed journal literature to be the most robust form of evidence.

EBD-Minute Segments: they are broken down into five (5) parts, all of which are derived from the original literature:

Introduction includes a short title of the RS created by InformeDesign staff, the author(s) of the original article, and the year the original research was published.

Purpose and Importance of the Study introduces the topic being discussed, outlines the main reasons for conducting the research, the research method(s) used, and the rationale for the study.

Evidence-Based Design Criteria are evidence-based design implications transformed from the study’s findings. The criteria are those identified by the author as well as those transformed from the findings of the study by InformeDesign. However, note that InformeDesign does not go beyond the specific findings of the author.

Commentary presents the limitations of the study identified by the author(s) and those not identified by the author(s), but noticed by InformeDesign (e.g., a very small sample size, lack of analysis). This section also discusses additional information and graphics included in the original literature (e.g., review of literature, tables, graphs) and future areas of research that were recommended.

Adapted From includes the full citation that can be used to access the original literature online or at a local or university library.

And, within each EBD-Minute terms that are technical in nature or pertain to research methods are typically hyperlinked to InformeDesign’s Glossary of Terms. One click and a brief definition is provided so you can continue reading the EBD-Minute. Click here to see the Glossary of Terms in its entirety.