Social systems design for complex services : A workshop

What are the deep drivers of your problem system? Social systems design for complex services

I’m holding a workshop this week on dialogic design at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Their unique program in Systems-Oriented Design has a  lot in common with OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation.

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Synergetics: Buckminster Fuller Revival

Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently held the Synergetics conference, a symposium revival of Buckminster Fuller’s work, faculty, and former students at his last major home institution. Invited speakers included former Design students and faculty Bill Lunderman (Colgate) and Larry Busch.

Invited speakers included me, Jennifer Rice (Fruitful Strategy),  and Steelcase’s Melissa DeSota.  Keynote was Thomas . . . → Read More: Synergetics: Buckminster Fuller Revival

Organizational evolution: Are values really accessible in design?

In expanding roles as social designers and process facilitators, can we help communities and organizations change an enduring and robust values system?  If we are outside of the social system being intervened, can we really help change values, or is this an inside job?

I’ve been part of an online argument about this question. Systems . . . → Read More: Organizational evolution: Are values really accessible in design?

Thank You for Sharing

Michael Brenner proposes Shut Up Wednesdays, and I like this idea. We all talk too much these days. With two huge cohorts of talkers (Boomers + Millenials), “social everything,” and the general anxiety to look good when all is crashing down around us, I find myself overwhelmed by trivial chat.

Here’s the key blurb on . . . → Read More: Thank You for Sharing