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The Pocket Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington

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035 Evidence-Based Design

Effective design decisions based on credible research and assessed outcomes

• Evidence-Based Design (EBD) and Evidence-Based Research connect evidence and application, or the applied use of known theories validated by research.

• EBD is applicable across the spectrum of design disciplines for improving service and product touch-points within any environment.

• The primary tenets of EBD are to enter the problem unbiased, employing traditional research methods and factual evidence to influence design decision-making.

• Methods include credible literature reviews and comparative analyses, case studies, and documented post-use evaluations of existing design.

• EBD should also include documented site visits, surveys, interviews, ...

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