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Table 2 MPH DT Survey – Cohorts 1 and 2—Respondent’s experience in DT relevant fields

From: Teaching design thinking as a tool to address complex public health challenges in public health students: a case study

Variable Self-Rated Experience
  1 2 3 4 5
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Experience in
 Field work (n = 54)* 19 (35.2) 13 (24.1) 11 (20.4) 7 (13.0) 4 (7.4)
 Research (n = 56) 11 (19.6) 17 (30.4) 14 (25.0) 9 (16.1) 5 (8.9)
 Teamwork (n = 56) 2 (3.6) 3 (5.4) 9 (16.1) 22 (39.3) 20 (35.7)
 Problem-based learning (n = 56) 5 (8.9) 8 (14.3) 12 (21.4) 21 (37.5) 10 (17.9)
 Creative thinking (n = 56) 6 (10.7) 13 (23.2) 8 (14.3) 18 (32.1) 11 (19.6)
 Public Speaking (n = 56) 3 (5.4) 8 (14.3) 19 (33.9) 18 (32.1) 8 (14.3)
  1. MPH Master of Public Health, DT Design Theory
  2. *denotes missing values (N = 2)
  3. aRespondents were asked to rate experience on a scale of ‘1 – no experience’ to ‘5 – substantial experience