• Monitoring Program Capacity

    Posted on November 15, 2016 | by Dana Ansari

    Over the past couple of blog entries, Taj has shared lessons learned about design thinking that you can apply to your work. Taj will be continuing that series soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to share a related example of creating a simple, but effective, visualization for a client. Background A local agency wanted to track client capacity on a monthly basis. This agency oversees services to pregnant women across multiple program locations, so tracking such information is necessary not only for their oversight of services, but also for sound management of dollars received from their funder

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  • Design & Evaluation: Radical Collaboration

    Posted on September 19, 2016 | by Taj Carson

    by Taj _(Pardon our silence over these past several months! After our unintentional hiatus, were be getting back into our blogging routine, sharing evaluation related news, tips, and tricks on a somewhat monthly basis. Starting with todays post, the first in a series of posts about design and evaluation…) _ Introduction Over the past few years, as CRC has explored and embraced visual thinking, information visualization, and the use of technology in evaluation, Ive gotten a real world education in design, technology, and design thinking.

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  • Why the Hell was Taj at a Design Conference and What Did She Learn There?

    Posted on February 19, 2015 | by CRC

    By: Taj Last week I was at the Interaction Design conference. Now, you probably know that evaluation and design dont exactly go hand-in-hand, so I understand if your next thought is a befuddled, Huh? You dont usually find evaluators at a design conference. So, was I just hopping a plane to San Francisco in February because of the awesome weather and the cool town? Well, not exactly, although I have to say those were both nice perks of being there.

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