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Q5. Test & Improve Step 2

15. Design Thinking

Design Thinking Process diagram with Test and Improve highlighted


Feedback for Improvement

Constructive feedback is an important life skill. When you give feedback about another individual or groups design thinking product, it helps if you can give constructive feedback:

  • be supportive of their efforts
  • ask questions when you don't understand something
  • use positive and never negative words
  • be honest (not blunt) and provide suggestions to help them consider improvements they might make to their design.

Giving Feedback (1:57)


Open your Design Thinking Digital Workbook to Quest 5 slides.

Check with your teacher on the process and how much time will be planned. You will be sharing your prototype with others by showing it to them to get feedback. 

Listen to them, observe their interactions with it and record your observations on the two Alpha Testing slides - Observing and Questions & Feedback.

Screenshot of the Design Thinking Digital Workbook for Quest 5 slides for Alpha Testing: Listen and Observe, and Questions & Feedback

Take your turn and give constructive feedback to others as well. 

Small icon showing part of the First Iteration slide in the Design Thinking Digital WorkbookFIRST ITERATION - Improve your design

Use the feedback you received to improve on your design. Follow the directions on the FIRST ITERATION slide.

Small icon showing part of the beta slide in the Design Thinking Digital WorkbookBETA TESTING

You will be sharing your prototype once again and record their responses, questions, and ideas for improvements on the Beta Testing slide.

Small icon showing part of the Second Iteration slide in the Design Thinking Digital WorkbookSECOND ITERATION

Use the new feedback to improve your design and record your improvements in your workbook.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have completed the Testing and Improving stages for your Design Thinking Project.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems
c. Develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process
d. Exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems