Language Patterns of Systemic Design | Peter Jones | Oct. 9, 2013 | RSD 2

Peter Jones @redesign led #RSD2 workshop, @playthink sketchnote on Language Patterns of Systemic Design at  Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2.

Here’s an abstract for the workshop from the .

Workshop 3: Language Patterns of Systemic Design: Designing with Dialogue (3 hours, Afternoon workshop)

Peter Jones hosts an interactive experience of dialogic design to explore a complex challenge, developing participant contributions from framing to findings, creating a systemic design map of the challenge and initial interventions.

Dialogic design is a social systems design methodology based on systems sciences and grounded in the reality of strategic practice, supported by more than 3 decades of development and research.

Based on both systems thinking and group behavioral principles, a series of inquiries are engaged to evolve learning and insight into a challenge. Based on Churchman’s inquiring systems, a series of language patterns are selected to navigate the variety of perspectives in the problem field. Collaborative influence mapping represents dialogue outcomes as a hierarchy of possible leverage points. Visual reflection brings design options created by the group to life in an initial systemic design. A final mapping process relates dialogue content, participant values and proposed strategic pathways through the network.

A health or community services problem that satisfies personal investment and variety from the group will be proposed as the social system of concern. Symposium participants will define the framing and question, generating ideas related to systems thinking and design, and clarifying perspectives in dialogue and visual mapping. The workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

Peter surprised me with presentation slides that included excerpts from the Design with Dialogue session on “The Meta-design of Dialogues as Inquiring Systems” session in January 2012.

Design with Dialogue:  The Meta-design of Dialogues as Inquiring Systems


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