William Suarez

Methods

By introducing a creative twist to established research methods, Methologica is able to measure and assess aspects of design that were previously considered too abstract for evaluation.

We have expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches to research design. The techniques applied by Methologica capture the user experience and can be implemented at any stage of the design process including early visioning sessions, mock ups, simulations and carried forward to post occupancy and beyond, including interventions specifically designed to remedy underperforming areas and recommendations on how to further enhance high performance spaces.

The Methologica approach also recognizes the importance for dynamism and flexibility by offering customization and being able to scale and tailor the projects to specific needs.

Places

Methologica collaborates with architects, designers and stakeholders in a variety of settings.

Methologica is uniquely equipped to evaluate healthcare facilities, hotels and resorts, airports, sports and performance venues, urban design and retail commercial spaces. A customized and scalable research plan can be created to evaluate any of these settings both before and after redevelopment.

An implementation action plan, specifically tailored to remedy underperforming areas and services can be created to respond to any observed and evaluated setting.

Services

Research Outputs

  • Research proposal development
  • Evidence based design briefs
  • Evaluation frameworks
  • Logic model development
  • Planning guides for evaluation
  • Photodocumentation
  • Research reports

Quantitative Methods

  • Experimental design
  • Quasi experimental design
  • Complex mixed methods design

Qualitative Methods

  • Naturalistic and participant observation
  • Go along Interviews
  • Semi structured interviews and focus groups
  • Ethnography

Measurement Approach

  • Construct measurement
  • Indirect measurement
  • Survey development
  • Statistical analysis

Knowledge Translation

  • Stakeholder engagement workshops
  • Stakeholder presentations
  • Workshops, training and courses
  • Conference presentations
  • Peer review publications

Design Research

  • Mock up and simulation studies
  • Pre and post occupancy evaluation
  • User experience
  • Design case studies