https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0202

How Evidence-Based Design Supports Better Value Generation for End-Users

Y. Zhang1, P. Tzortzopoulos2 & M. Kagioglou3

1Research fellow of School of Arts Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK, +44 1484 471 632, y.zhang2@hud.ac.uk
2Head of Department of Architecture, School of Arts Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK, +44 1484 472 281, p.tzortzopoulos@hud.ac.uk
3Dean of School of Arts Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK, +44 1484 472 289, m.kagioglou@hud.ac.uk

Abstract

Interest in evidence-based design (EBD) has been growing extensively. Proper design decisions can, not only maximise the occupants’ health benefits, but also, improve service delivery. There is a clear link between the concept of EBD and that of value generation to guide decision-making for better healthcare design. Through an extensive literature review, a conceptual framework is presented, illustrating important decision-making steps, considering EBD as a means, with an emphasis on how it helps increase the end-user’s value generation. The paper concludes by identifying limitations and potential future studies.

Keywords

value, healthcare building, evidence-based design

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Reference

Zhang, Y. , Tzortzopoulos, P. & Kagioglou, M. 2017, 'How Evidence-Based Design Supports Better Value Generation for End-Users' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 579-586

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