Earn your evidence-based design certificate online
More than just an interior design certificate, this online Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Design teaches you to use research to create designs that improve how people respond to the built environment around them.
What is evidence-based design?
Organizations of all kinds require environments that foster specific outcomes for the people they serve. Because of the investment involved, they also want proof that designed spaces will help them meet these outcomes. Evidence-based design entails moving away from relying on intuition, toward a research-focused approach to creating spaces that meet clients' needs. This online graduate certificate blends principles of art and science to give you the foundational skills you need to create aesthetically rich designs that deliver effective, measurable results.
What you will learn
Learn to utilize evidence-based design for healthcare facilities, schools, and other built environments. CSU's program will teach you to use evidence-based interior design research methods and scientific measurements, and to understand theories and trends that influence design decisions. As a result, you will be better able to demonstrate to clients that your designs meet their specified objectives. Additionally, this program covers effective client communication and its importance in helping clients achieve their goals.
More about the program
This certificate will leave you well positioned to earn your EDAC certification or to prepare a project for the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) CORE Award.