About Us: Where Healthcare and Design Meet
The SimTigrate Design Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab using evidence-based design (EBD) to shape the future of healthcare. We improve healthcare outcomes by measuring, quantifying, and documenting the impacts of the built environment in the healthcare process. From lighting and sleep to infection prevention, we study healthcare spaces and provide evidence-based guidelines that will impact the entire field of healthcare design.
We use EBD as a future-focused conceptual model. Moving beyond literature review, we identify points of leverage and emerging strategies in healthcare spaces that could provide designers innovative ways to improve healthcare outcomes.
We bring together individuals in diverse fields, including architecture, industrial design, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, nursing, medicine, and psychology. Our lab is dynamic and innovative. We do and communicate research and are focused on teaching students and researchers how to do the work and think critically about the design process.