Since a way of thinking has been emphasized in design thinking after the 2000s, Design Thinking has been interpreted as a business mindset. Nevertheless, research to evaluate Design Thinking's mindset have not been greatly activated. Therefore, this study focused on the development of questionnaires that allows subjects participating in design thinking to evaluate their own mindset acquisition level.
First, 28 Design Thinking attributes and the definition of each attribute were summarized through synthesizing attributes described by 7 researchers and 2 organizations representing Design Thinking. Based on the 28 Design Thinking Attributes, an expert workshop was conducted to carry out attribute classification work. Among 28 Design Thinking Attributes, the eight attributes of ambiguity, experimentation, empathy, integrative thinking, collaboration, open mind, curiosity, and creative confidence were classified as Design Thinking mindsets.
Focusing on the eight classified mindsets, 57 initial evaluation questions were derived by combining evaluation items corresponding to each mindset in psychology and Design Thinking. In order to extract right set of questions for each mindset, an expert interview was conducted. Among the 57 questions, experts were asked to select the questions related to the evaluation of each Design Thinking mindset. Composed of questions selected by experts in common, 33 questionnaires were finally selected to evaluate 8 mindsets. Through this study, I hope that various studies based on design thinking mindset measurement will be conducted in the future.