A NEW WAY OF DESIGNING
The integration of knowledge of environmental psychology offers a new method of designing spaces by enabling designers to base design decisions on credible scientific research and to make righteous and legitimate presumptions about the impact of design elements on users. As a consequence clients and stakeholders can make better-informed financial decisions that can be an adequate basis for a business case.
The new way of designing not only involves the use of scientific literature, but also requires a PRE DESIGN ANALYSIS (PDA), a research study prior to the design process, that produces important input for the design team by showing opportunities, concerns and pitfalls of the current situation – making a more tailor-made design possible. Ideally this new design method requires the long-term commitment of an interdisciplinary team that stays involved during the whole design-process. To create empowerment, ownership and confidence in a new environment, D/Science ultimately also strongly encourages the participation of users in the design process.