Research through Design Thinking
We apply Design Thinking mindsets of empathy, collaboration, and prototyping when doing research. We borrow methods from social science research in answering questions and developing tools for measurement and program evaluation. We use research for both formative and summative purposes: we study users and derive actionable insights to design interventions, and we measure learning to evaluate the impact of a project.
User research, observations, interviews, focus group discussions
Item writing, statistical reliability and validity, assessment tools
Qualitative and quantitative analysis, visualization, insights
Community stakeholder consultation, prototype feedback sessions