Measuring Compliance in Design Thinking 3.0: The Regulatory Compliance Rate

Measuring the compliance efficiency of a product developed using Design Thinking 3.0 involves assessing how well the product adheres to regulatory and legal requirements throughout its design and development process.

Max Stepanov


This assessment is crucial for ensuring the product not only meets user needs and business goals but also aligns with legal and ethical standards. To effectively measure this, teams can focus on specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that reflect compliance adherence.

The Regulatory Compliance Rate can help assess the effectiveness of a product’s adherence to relevant legal and regulatory standards, particularly in the context of Design Thinking 3.0. Understanding and effectively measuring the Regulatory Compliance Rate can significantly impact a product’s success and an organization’s reputation.

🟢 The KPI

Regulatory Compliance Rate is the percentage of identified compliance requirements successfully met during the product development cycle. It is a quantitative measure that reflects how well a product aligns with specific regulatory standards, laws, and industry guidelines applicable to its design, production, distribution, and use.


Regulatory Compliance Rate =

(Number of Requirements Met/Total Number of Requirements)×100

A rate of 100% indicates full compliance, while lower percentages show areas needing improvement.

Defining thresholds for acceptable and unacceptable deviation is necessary to interpret the score. The threshold may depend on the country, market, or specific business regulations and can allow or not some flexibility. Additionally, some regulations may provide a timeline for…



Max Stepanov

Design Lead| MBA| Ph.D.| Human-Computer Interaction specialist| Experience in Product Development and Digital Communications🦄