Evidence-based design is reliant on credible evidence to influence design.
This type of design solution is applicable to several types of health care building projects. The building itself can help to reduce the stress experienced by patients, their families and caregivers. The healthcare environment is multi-faceted; it is a work environment for staff, a healing environment for patients and their families, and it's a business and cultural environment for the organization looking to fulfill its mission.
The CDS approach begins with gathering the all existing information on a potential project through conducting evaluations, gathering physical evidence, and collecting up-to-date research. We then collaborate with our design team to develop appropriate solutions for any design problems.
Once a thesis or objective has been established, we then excessively test our results through the development of life-sized mockups made out of inexpensive materials in our lab setting. Beyond testing, we incorporate role playing into our process to allow the owner and users to experience the built solution for complete satisfaction with their final environment.
The outcome should result in design improvements to an organization's productivity, economic performance and customer satisfaction.
Because CDS has employed evidence-based solutions for many years, we have a substantial amount of evidence which allows us to efficiently assist new clients in maximizing their infrastructure investment.