Create a Logic Model

2-40 people

After completing the Theory of Change activity, the next recommended step is to create a Logic Model. This concise and visual narrative outlines the final set of activities in your solution and how they will bring about change over time. It serves as an effective tool for quickly communicating the reasoning behind your solution to others and is essential for developing a plan to Monitor and Evaluate your solution later on. To ensure the best results, there are recommended methods for defining and organizing your activities, milestones, and goals in a logic model. The following steps and video will provide guidance.

Workshop steps


Start by jotting down these words on sticky notes: IMPACT, OUTCOMES, OUTPUTS, and INPUTS. Place them on the wall in a descending order, with IMPACT at the top and INPUTS at the bottom.


First, take out the Impact Ladder worksheet that you filled out during the Theory of Change exercise. You'll notice it has a similar structure, with recorded activities (OUTPUTS) targeting essential changes (INTERIM OUTCOMES) to accomplish larger objectives (KEY OUTCOME and IMPACT).


Jot down different outputs/outcomes on Post-it notes and arrange them on your wall according to their corresponding levels. Strive for a straightforward structure that illustrates the connections between elements. If you have numerous solution components, this part might be complicated, so refer to the video below for guidance.


Re-examine the reasoning behind your solution while developing your theory of change. Now is a great time to reassess. Is the logic for how one aspect leads to another still valid? Identify any assumptions made at each stage. Consider if any additional steps are required. Record these findings and improve your model.


Ensure you update your Logic Model whenever you refine or adapt your solution, and closely refer to it when determining your Indicators for measuring solution effectiveness later on.

Need help with this workshop?

Anna Lundqvist portrait
Anna Lundqvist
UX Designer and AI Ethics Strategist guiding innovative product development and educational workshops
Eddy Salzmann portrait
Eddy Salzmann
Design lead and team culture enthusiast driving products and design processes
Ola Möller portrait
Ola Möller
Founder of MethodKit who has a passion for organisations and seeing the big picture
Hire us