The Big Question in Design: Evaluation

How do you know your design has solved the problem you set out to solve?

Description and resources for Design: Evaluation

Wouldn't it be weird if you designed a solution and never stopped to ask "did I solve the problem"? This topic is concerned with gathering data to determine if you solved the problem you wanted to solve. Here's the important point: when you design a solution other people need to tell you if you solved the problem. You might think "sure! I did it", but actually, you need some data to support and prove you solved the actual problem.

  1. I can design detailed and relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution
  2. I can critically evaluate the success of the solution against the design specification based on authentic product testing
  3. I can explain how the solution could be improved
  4. I can explain the impact of the product on the client/target audience