On the Understanding of the Benefits and Challenges of DT Adoption in Software Development: a Cross-data Analysis


  • Gabriel Kryvoruchca Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Rafael Parizi Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Lauriane Correa Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Sabrina Marczak Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul


Design Thinking, Benefits, Challenges, IT Professionals, Empirical Studies


Software companies have been using Design Thinking (DT) to support software development, fostering innovative software features and products. However, there is not much knowledge of what matters for the application of DT being successful. In a previous paper, we investigated how does the adoption of DT in software development takes place in a global Information Technology company focusing on the perceived benefits and challenges. We interviewed 16 professionals in this case study. This extended article further investigates the perceived benefits and challenges of adopting DT in software development. We performed a cross-analysis on data we collected in 2 additional studies: a Survey with 158 IT professionals and a focus-group-based study with 39 IT professionals. Therefore, in this extended article, we analyzed 213 Brazilian professionals' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of using DT in software development. Our analysis compares the benefits and challenges of adopting DT by ORG with those we collected from other professionals', serving as a guide for practitioners on the use of DT in software development.


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Kryvoruchca, G. ., Parizi, R., Correa, L. ., & Marczak, S. (2021). On the Understanding of the Benefits and Challenges of DT Adoption in Software Development: a Cross-data Analysis. Revista Eletrônica De Iniciação Científica Em Computação, 19(3). Recuperado de https://journals-sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/reic/article/view/2001