3. Core Research Methods

In this section, you will learn more ways to integrate the design thinking mindset into each phase of the design process.

After completing this section, you will be able to...

  • Describe and recognize the phases of Imagination, Ideation, and Iteration
  • Work through your own design process using these three phases

Design-thinking research methods are techniques and tools to understand the people you are designing for and to inspire you to consider new directions. These methods can be used by both you or your youth community. The following section provides more ways to integrate the design thinking mindset into each phase of the design process.