March 13, 2014
By Upali Nanda, Director of Research, HKS, Inc. and Tom Harvey, Director, CADRE

Often, even with the best intentions, taking time to look at research or invest in research is a huge challenge.

Where do you start? How do you inform design without costing the project time (hence money)? You suspect that you have incorporated a design feature that could improve the human experience and bottom line. You’d like to research it … but who has the time? We share simple approaches, tools and takeaways that make integrating research in practice easy.

In an six-step process, we show you how to make research and design go hand-in-hand – discussing the importance of integrating research in practice. Also, we share tools that can aid in design decision-making and showcase a platform for creating evidence-informed, innovative design.

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A 2014 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: Please register to attend these streaming video events.  

For more information, contact Upali Nanda at or Trish Martineck at

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Tagged architectural research, design research, research in design, Tom Harvey, Upali Nanda