This is short proposition to the EU by ELIA and Share for the direct inclusion of Art and Design research in future funding frameworks. Currently I don’t have a date for this but will update asap.
This paper from the Working Papers in Art and Design, volume 1, 2000 deals with the notion of an interpretive framework for architectural design.
The paper is entitled “An interpretative framework for practice-based research in architectural design” and is written by Jill Franz
UCA provide some additional information on the Research Excellence Framework to replace the RAE in the UK in 2014.
See link here: Introduction to REF 2014.
See below for publications from 2010 to present on the development of the REF which is the framework which replaces the existing RAE (Research Assessment Exercise).