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Put research-backed design/evidence-based design to work for you. Research Design Connections shares research that matters - in everyday language.

Both designers and their clients are finding it more and more important to base design decisions  on rigorous research into how the manmade and natural worlds influence attitudes and behaviors and can support well-being.  Research Design Connections supplies the science-based knowledge that design professionals need to develop exceptional places and objects, valued by both clients and users. It can show you how to use what scientists have learned about how we experience design to create places in which people flourish and to craft objects humans cherish. Using insights derived from research to inform design decisions creates a competitive advantage that increases the perceived value of design services.

We now have over 2,300 articles and blog posts to help inform your design decisions. This archive is available to you for less than $2.00 a week!

In addition to our valuable monthly issues, Research Design Connections publishes up-to-the-minute design research in our blog, updated five times a week.  Entries cover a wide range of topics, from how culture affects our perception of spaces to the ways color can affect what we buy or how productive or creative we are.

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We launched Research Design Connections to inform great design. Research Design Connections is a newsletter for busy professionals who create and manage places or design objects. As an experienced design professional, you know the knowledge base of your field is constantly changing. To do your best work you need access to research-based information and insights into emerging trends. Valuable inspirations, useful examples, and innovative ideas often come from learning more about successful projects and relevant research.

We comprehensively cover new and classic research and practitioner best practices for people who want to capitalize on the benefits of research-based design. We identify practical design-related information, reviewing a much wider range of sources than you could monitor yourself, to ensure you are connected with the best experts and current research.  

Research Design Connections provides the latest information about the ways physical environments and objects can be designed to, for example:

  • Enhance productivity
  • Increase creativity
  • Improve health
  • Reduce stress
  • Support people’s welfare
  • Create more effective spaces for learning
  • Generate consumer value

Recent articles have covered research related to the design of, for example:

  • Workplaces
  • Health care facilities
  • Healing gardens
  • Stores and restaurants
  • Urban places and neighborhoods
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Schools and playgrounds
  • Homes
  • Museums and zoos

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Here is a sample of the journals and sources we review to present pertinent, current, design-related information:

Accident Analysis and Prevention
Aging and Mental Health
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
American Journal of Public Health
APA Monitor (American Psychological Association
Applied Ergonomics
Architectural Record
ASHRAE Journal
Building and Environment
Building Research and Information
Built Environment
Corporate Real Estate Journal
Design Studies
Disability and Society
Early Childhood Education
Empirical Studies of the Arts

Energy and Buildings
Environment and Behavior
Environment and Planning
Environmental Science and Technology
Ergonomics
Geographical Analysis
The Gerontologist
Health Forum Journal
Hospital Development
Human Factors
Indoor+Built Environment
Intelligent Buildings International

ITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers)
Journal of Advanced Academics
Journal of Architectural and Planning Research
Journal of Applied Gerontology
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Business Research
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Journal of Housing for the Elderly
Journal of Marketing
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
Journal of Planning Literature
Journal of Urban Affairs
Journal of Urban Design
Landscape and Urban Planning
Landscape Architect and Specifier News
Landscape Research
Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools
Music and Medicine
Neuroscience of Behavior and Physiology
Patient Education and Counseling
Pediatrics
Planning
Preventive Medicine
Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Transportation
Public Works
Psychology of Aesthetics
Psychological Science
School Planning and Management
Transportation Quarterly
Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
World Journal of Surgery
Yale Law Journal
Countless peer-reviewed web sites
Pertinent peer-reviewed conference proceedings