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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Resources for Evidence-Based Design

The Center forHealth Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD) was formed in 1993 by a small cadre of pioneering healthcare and design professionals committed to advancing a singular idea – that design could be used to improve patient outcomes in healthcare environments. Our passion proved contagious. Today, we’re a far-reaching, international community leading the effort to improve the quality of healthcare facilities worldwide, as well as environments for healthy aging.

Helen Hamlyn Centrefor Design
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people's lives. Their work is organized in three research labs:

·      Age & Ability: design for a more inclusive society irrespective of age and ability
·      Health & Patient Safety: creating safer and better health services
·      Work & City: research into changing patterns of work and urban life

InformeDesign is an evidence-based design tool that transforms research into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, and the public.

Center for Health Systems & Design
Texas A&M University's Center for Health Systems & Design is home to the world's largest collection of interdisciplinary faculty, students, and affiliated professionals committed to research and education about environments for healthcare.