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Eval14-Using design thinking to facilitate data collection and use among stakeholders

Using design thinking approaches to facilitate data collection and use among stakeholders. A design thinking approach is a way of generating ideas and finding solutions to complex problems which have a degree of uncertainty. A critical feature of design thinking is empathy and truly understanding needs from a user perspective

Using design thinking to facilitate data collection and use among stakeholders.pdf


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From Problem to Prototype: Applying Design Thinking to Organizational Learning (Evaluation 2015, Session 1414)

Session 1414, Evaluation 2015: Design Thinking for Exemplary Evaluation: Three Examples of Design for Evaluation and Organizational Learning While the other presenters in the panel will describe the application of design thinking to program evaluation, this presentation will focus on a distinct but related topic: the use of design thinking for organizational learning in a foundation setting. Design thinking is a process for developing solutions to abstract, ill-defined, and complex problems

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Design Thinking: What Is It and Why Should Evaluators Care? (Evaluation 2014, Session 234)

One useful approach to increase interest and engagement in evaluation is design thinking -- a user-centered, participatory, and iterative method for developing solutions to abstract, ill-defined, or complex problems. To encourage participants to explore how design thinking could improve their evaluation efforts, the facilitators of this Think Tank session will provide a brief overview of design thinking concepts and tools, along with examples of how it has been applied to evaluation and organizational learning efforts. Participants will work in small groups to practice the application of design thinking, and to explore design thinking's relevance to evaluation -- particularly its potential to build stronger and more productive relationships between foundations, grantees, evaluators, program staff, and program beneficiaries

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Eval10 Session 283: Using the Cynefin Framework in Evaluation Planning: A Case Example

The Cynefin framework is a systems thinking tool that can be used to describe evaluation situations...#methods #Systems-thinking #Cynefinframework #evaluationdesign

Cynefin Case Example aea2010.pdf



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Community-Based Health Supports for Fishing Families: Innovative Design in Uncharted Waters. Ignite presentation from Eval16

This Ignite talk shares an example of the integration of program design and evaluation by a non-profit to reach an underserved population of fishing families in New England. The design of evaluation tools and integration of data into practice is also innovative and challenging, with implications...

biesecker AEA Ignite 2016 with narrative in notes.pptx


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Eval 2016 Presentation: Exploring Essentials of Culturally Responsive Evaluation Design Among Independent Consultants

How "cultural responsiveness" is defined and addressed in an independent consulting practice has personal, professional, and business repercussions. This presentation touches on matters to address in evaluation design and program delivery intended to be culturally responsive. #designthinking ...

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Focus Search - This requires the capability to communicate with program staff and program participants to design evaluation processes e.g., data collection via surveys, observations, and qualitative inquiry to abstract honest reactions, observe genuine interactions, solicit truthful responses for interpretation of that information. 8 Design Thinking (by Ideo) Adapted from Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit (2011) e Tell stories Search for meaning Frame opportun-ities Track learnings Move forward Under-stand challenge Prepare research Gather inspiration Generate ideas Refine ideas Make proto-types Get feedback Janet: Conference focuses also on design in program development, as well as in data presentation and evaluation. Design Thinking, by Ideo, used by educators for own inquiry projects leading to change in educational practice, curriculum, learning Examined use with OST program for urban secondary students re: e’ship & 3-D techlogies in maker spaces OVERARCHING: Key opportunities for cultural responsiveness: Who is included? ALL ANALYSIS & INTERP opps Interpretive focus groups (Dodson & Schmalbaeur, 2005) FEATURES OF DESIGN THINKING: Understanding that challenge and ideation of solution(s) may occur in parallel Divergent thinking and convergent thinking – PROCESS MAY FEEL DIFFERENT TO DIFFERENT PARTICIPANTS, may have culture-based implications - Use of visual analogy – CAN BE HELPFUL WHEN WORKING ACROSS LANGUAGES (limited vocabulary, can convey motion, movement 5 Whys - PROCESS MAY FEEL DIFFERENT TO DIFFERENT PARTICIPANTS, may have culture-based implications 9 Challenges to Independent Consultants Capacity limitations – evaluator may not be fluently multilingual Client budget limitations – no funds to pay translation or interpretation services Timeframe – project deliverable due dates conflict with time needed for appropriate design Inaccessibility to study population – geographic barriers impede on-site access, no prior relationship with program (evaluand) exists Norma : As solo practitioners, we have encountered these challenges and they have given us pause at various points in our evaluation work


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Eval13 Session 304: The Evaluator and the Right Brain

In his bestselling book, A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink argues that left-brain analytical skills are no longer sufficient to thrive professionally (in the developed world). Instead, we need more from our right-brain, our creative, empathetic, big picture side. Why? Abundance, automation, and...

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Three Keys to Fusing STEAM Education: Digital Multimedia, Design Tools, and Computer-based Adaptive Multimedia

Paper from the presentation about "Three Keys to Fusing STEAM Education: Digital Multimedia, Design Tools, and Computer-based Adaptive Multimedia" by Daniel Tillman, Song An, Meilan Zhang, and Rachel Boren. #designtools #digitalmultimedia #computerbasedadaptiveevaluation ...

AEA2014 Paper.docx