MEASURING DESIGN THINKING MINDSET
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Dosi, Clio; Rosati, Francesca; Vignoli, Matteo
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0493
This article describes the development and validation of a questionnaire designed to measure the Design Thinking Mindset self-awareness. A comprehensive review of the relevant literature revealed 19 constructs. An exploratory factor analysis of the responses of two samples (N = 307) of Design Thinking professionals with some level of experience resulted in a 71-item instrument to assess DT Thinking Mindset based on 22 constructs. A measure of DT Mindset is relevant for research and practice, i.e. measuring the impact of different variables and designing more balanced and complete design teams.
Keywords: design thinking, mindset, research methodologies and methods, design learning