Evaluating your design work and its practical results will tell you how well you did, and how you can improve your practice. If you are designing for yourself, it is a way of reviewing how far you have got and helping to identify the next steps for your project.

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A useful way to get a quick sense of understanding, on a range of issues, from a group.

Group Discussion

A simple way to evaluate the successes and challenges of your project is to discuss it as a group. This usually benefits from some thinking in advance – especially about the questions for discussion and the group processes you might use.


This stands for Plus, Minus and Interesting. It is an evaluation tool that enables you or your group to give a balanced evaluation of an issue or project.

Questionnaires and Surveys

Traditional but effective. There are lots of forms that questionnaires could take - in person interviews, written, or online.