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Albers, Josef (German-American painter, theorist, 1888-1976). 1930. Walter Gropius,
Ascona Sommer 30. Place: The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,

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Evidence Based Design

What is Evidence Based Design?

Evidence-based Design is a process by which, designers "attain the highest quality of research which leads to the best possible design solutions."

- Linda Nussbaumer, Evidence Based Design for Interior Designers.

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Royal Institute of British Architects. Architects and research-based knowledge: A literature review. (2014).

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