Exploring Design Thinking Practices in Evaluation

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Chithra Adams
John B Nash


Background: Design thinking is the process by which the core principles of design are used to problem solve and identify innovative solutions that enahance user experience.  


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of design thinking and explore the basic principles of design thinking within the context of the evaluation.


Setting: The design thinking process has been used in various fields to enhance innovation and consumer experience. This article explores how the concepts of design thinking can enhance evaluation practice.


Intervention: This article did not require an intervention


Research Design: Not applicable


Data Collection and Analysis: Not applicable


Findings: We present ideas for adopting design thinking principles into everyday evaluation practice



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Adams, C., & Nash, J. B. (2016). Exploring Design Thinking Practices in Evaluation. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 12(26), 12–17. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/434
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Author Biographies

Chithra Adams, University of Kentucky

Director Of Evaluation

Human Development Institute

University of Kentucky

John B Nash, University of Kentucky


College Of Education

University of Kentucky