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Design Mindset Detector™ – How to Develop Predispositions?

Design Mindset Detector™ is a modern psychometric tool that focuses on discovering and developing unique predispositions for design thinking. It emerged in response to the growing market demand for design-related skills, both in professional and personal contexts. As a tool, Design Mindset Detector™ offers the ability to analyze and understand how our thinking is oriented towards design processes. This opens the way to developing our potential, strengthening areas that are natural to us, while also helping to discover and work on those that need further improvement.

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Design Mindset Detector™ Predisposition Test – what is it?

Design Mindset Detector™ is an advanced psychometric tool designed specifically to assess individual predispositions for applying Design Thinking in tasks and projects. It was created by experienced practitioners and scientists, and its effectiveness has been verified on a control group of over 500 people.

The Design Mindset Detector™ Predisposition Test consists of three main components. The first is the Multidimensional Design Mindset Questionnaire (MDMQ), a questionnaire with 98 questions aimed at assessing predispositions for applying various aspects of Design Thinking, such as intuitive solution selection. Completing the questionnaire takes an average of about 20 minutes.

The second component is a report that presents the questionnaire results in the form of detailed descriptions of four main areas and nine predispositions that make up the Design Mindset. The report is a tool for developing self-awareness and provides specific knowledge about one’s work style and approach to design.

The last component is individual development tips that help identify which predispositions are worth improving. 

Design Mindset Detector™ is the first step towards fully utilizing the potential of individual predispositions in daily work, whether it’s designing innovations, services, or creating unique experiences.

Read also: How can the Design Mindset Detector™ help with development?

What predispositions should a designer have?

A UX/UI designer should possess a set of key predispositions to fully realize their creative potential.


The first area, openness, focuses on the ability to concentrate on people and design empathy. This means the ability to understand and appreciate the needs of others and the ability to collaborate effectively, using different perspectives.


The second area, curiosity, involves the ability to think holistically and empirical intelligence. A designer should show interest in new ideas, be open to receiving new information, and quick in transitioning from talking to action.


Boldness, the third area, includes free creativity and materializing ideas. It is the courage to take initiatives and create new solutions despite incomplete information, and the ability to work on multiple concepts simultaneously.


The last area, determination, refers to learning through experiments, the need for impact, and flexible goal pursuit. A designer should be characterized by a willingness to continually learn, mainly through action, as well as perseverance in overcoming difficulties and readiness to change approach, always aiming for the best possible solution.

These predispositions allow any designer to effectively create innovative solutions that meet the real needs of users.

How can the Design Mindset Detector™ Predisposition Test help with developing a Design Mindset?

The Design Mindset Detector™ Predisposition Test is a key tool in developing a Design Mindset. Firstly, it identifies individual predispositions necessary for effectively applying the Design Thinking approach. Through its use, the tested person gains precise information about their psychometric profile, which helps understand which predispositions are their strengths and which need further development.

The test results are presented in a detailed report that not only indicates the existing predispositions but also provides individual development tips. These tips are crucial as they allow for planning a development path and focusing on the areas that can bring the greatest benefits.

For teams and organizations, the Design Mindset Detector™ Test enables the creation of special development programs tailored to specific needs and goals. Such a focused and personalized development strategy maximizes the potential of a Design Mindset, leading to more effective and innovative approaches to design and problem-solving.

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About the Author
Magda Kochanowska
She has been involved in design for 20 years, combining design practice with scientific activity and an academic career. Since 2013, she has been running companies specializing in designing processes, services, and experiences - currently Design-Nurture. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, in the postgraduate Total Design Management studies conducted by the Warsaw University of Technology Business School and the Institute of Industrial Design, and the academic head of the postgraduate Service Design studies at SWPS University. Before founding Design Nurture, she carried out projects for, among others: Board of Innovation, Black Red White, EIT Food, Goodie, ING Bank (Poland and the Netherlands), Mercer, City of Warsaw, Bank Millenium, Milton Essex, Nationale-Nederlanden, Polpharma, PTBRiO, Saint Gobain, Santander Bank, Santander Leasing, Sensirion, Szlachetna Paczka, TUiR Warta.

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