Assessment for Design Thinking - Hire candidates with knowledge of Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is a reiterative process that involves cognitive, strategic, and heuristic processes to develop a design concept. It is used for developing design plans for new products, machines, buildings, etc. It involves several components of designing an item which might include creative thinking, modelling, analysis of context, prototyping, identification of problems, assessment, and evaluation. 

What is the purpose of Design Thinking?

Design thinking is important in the current work scenario as it is determined to be a repeatable problem-solving protocol that any organization can use to achieve their goals. It integrates imaginative and critical thinking that allows data and ideas to be organized and implemented along with precise decision making.

What does Mettl’s Assessment for Design Thinking measure?

This test has been designed to assess the knowledge of candidates to apply concepts related to Design Thinking. It tests an individual’s ability to deliver innovative solutions according to the iterative process of the design thinking methodology, identified through studies, across different design domains, of design cognition and design activities in both laboratory and natural contexts. The candidates who do well in this test will have:

  • An understanding of human-centred design principles
  • Knowledge of design thinking principles, objectives, uses and critical factors
  • Knowledge of design thinking adoption and application
  • Knowledge of phases and techniques for testing Solutions

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Key profiles that the test can be useful for:

This test is suitable for evaluating a candidate's expertise in Design Thinking with 0-2 years of relevant work experience. This test is useful for employees in profiles in various roles such as: 

  • Product Manager
  • Design Strategist
  • Product Design Researcher 

Test Details:

Number of Sections 1                                                                                     
Number of Questions 24
Test Duration 30 minutes
Test Language English

NOTE: If required, the test can be provided in other languages as well. Please connect with us at contact@mettl.com for any such requirement.


Answer to common queries:

Why is Design Thinking important?
Design Thinking is important for innovating with products. It helps deliver creative solutions according to the iterative process of the design thinking methodology, identified through studies, across different design domains.


How is Design Thinking used by companies?
Design Thinking helps provide a solution-faced approach to innovation. It helps in understanding the user, challenging assumptions, and redefining problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions. 


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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS