A Downloadable Guide for First-time Design Thinkers
Inspirations, Insights, and Empathy
This worksheet aims to help you capture key points during an interview.
It includes some basic questions to get your interviews started, but you will want to customize and adjust follow up questions during the interview to make it more relevant and meaningful.
Interview Template for first time Design Thinkers
Who might find this template valuable?
Students, new design sprinters, facilitators
The first interview in Design Thinking is a bit tricky so consider practicing with a partner, teammate or friend first. Usually, after 2-3 interviews, the process becomes quite enjoyable as you discover so many new points of view and insights.
Use this template for each interview and bring your notes into the next step (defining the challenge).
SPEED! This worksheet was designed to more quickly accelerate students into the process of interviewing.
Empathizing has always been one of the most critical steps in Design thinking. Yet we still spend so much time in the classroom... conceptualizing, theorizing, and debating the potential merits of the methodology.
The goal is to get in front of with real people in the real world, gathering insights, data and breaking free of our narrow assumptions.
What's inside this PDF?
This 10-page PDF covers the following:
Background:How to use this template
Best Practices:Tips for the interview
Additional explanationTips for each question
Next steps:How to proceed
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