Logic models are commonly used by evaluators to illustrate relationships among a program’s inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. They are useful in helping intended users develop programs, communicate a program’s theory of change, and design evaluations. However, a static logic model often does not allow us to convey the complexity of the interrelationships or explore the potential effects of altering components of the model.
In this workshop, we will explore and create interactive logic models that will allow you to more easily demonstrate the logic within a complex model and to explore visually the implications of changes within the model. In addition, participants will be introduced to information design principles that can make their logic models – even complex ones – easier for intended users to understand and use.
Bring a logic model of your own that you would like to work on or work with one of ours to get some hands on practice at accelerating your logic model.
You will learn:
- to create an interactive logic model in a virtual environment
- to speak and write in a more informative way about the visual representations in your logic models
- to apply information design-based principles when generating logic models
Beth Snow, PhD, MBA, CE is a health program evaluator with experience collaboratively building logic models for programs of varying levels of complexity. She teaches evaluation at Simon Fraser University.
Nancy Snow, MDes, AIGA, is a graphic designer and assistant professor at OCAD University where she teaches in undergraduate studies. She has presented her work in food studies and information design, and knowledge translation at academic conferences across North America and in Europe.
Knowledge of logic models. Please bring a laptop with ability to connect through Wi-Fi (Mac or PC).
Sunday, June 5 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Link to CE competencies for evaluators
- Specifies program theory
- Serves the information needs of intended users
- Uses written communication skills and technologies