Synthesis Maps from CanIMPACT | Mapping the Clinical Cancer System

Peter Jones Design for Care, Service Design, Systemic Design

The CanIMPACT project (Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum) is a multidisciplinary pan-Canadian program studying how to improve cancer care to patients in the primary care setting. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 5 years (2013–2018, Grant no. 128272) the project was led by Dr. Eva Grunfeld, Director of Research at U Toronto’s Dept of Family and Community Medicine.  For the CanIMPACT synthesis map project, our sLab team (Jones, Smriti Shakdher, Prateeksha Singh).  Two synthesis maps were prepared to reflect the discovered insights from the multi-year investigation, a clinical system map and a patient-centred map informed by the CanIMPACT Patient Advisory Council. The resulting maps were published (a first for a system map method) in Current Oncology and presented at the first Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) conference, and MedicineX 2017. Jones, P.H., Shakdher, S. & Singh, P. (2017). Synthesis maps: Visual knowledge translation for the CanIMPACT clinical system and patient cancer journeys. Current Oncology, 24 (2), 129-134. Synthesis mapping produces high-quality representations of insights drawn from research evidence, It presents visual models …

RSD6 Symposium & Keynotes Announced

Peter Jones RSD, Systemic Design

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6 Held this year again at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)  October 18-20, 2017 The accepted keynotes for RSD6  promise an inspiring range of perspectives on the changes to design practice and education emerging from the demands of civilizational turbulence and continuous complexity of our services, systems and societies.  RSD6 holds a centre for inquiry into human and ecological flourishing, as relevant to the re-envisioning and redesign of business, policies, organizations and our own methods for design, including those methods for governing ourselves in modern civilization:   Lucy Kimbell John Ehrenfeld Toshiko Mori  Richard Buchanan Sabine Junginger Karl Otto Ellefsen             Following two years in Canada, join us this year in Oslo as RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium.  Early registration for the RSD6 symposium is now open. Our theme this year encompasses the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies, and exploring the opportunities for systemic design in: Democratic participation and policy innovation Strongly sustainable business innovation Flourishing communities Design of architectures, settlements and built environments These themes include the …

RSD5 Symposium Proceedings

Peter Jones Social Systems Design, Systemic Design

Every year we publish the proceedings of the RSD Symposium as an Open Access online serial, following the conference, in a post-publication model allowing authors to gain feedback from participants and fold community insights into their publishable work.  The following RSD5 presentations have PDF decks, sketchnotes, and published articles now available. See the RSD5 site for papers, keynotes, and photographs. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium. Toronto, Canada, October 13-15, 2016. Published by: Systemic Design Research Network        Toronto, Canada ISSN 2371-8404  Published Articles All articles and abstracts are copyright (c) 2016 by the respective authors, unless stated otherwise. Design for Public Value Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard: US SOCOM Goes Google Tareq Emtairah, Helen Avery and Khaldoon Mourad: Visioning Labs with displaced academics as a design strategy for sustainable post-conflict reconstruction Bridget Malcolm, Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer: Developing a systemic design practice to support an Australian government regulatory agency Advanced Policy Design Nenad Rava: Designing for policy and institutional change in governance Silvia Barbero & Agnese Pallaro: Systemic Design & Policy Making: The Case of the Retrace Project Karen Ingerslev & Trine Naldal: Citizens as Co-designers: Facilitating …

Integrative Design Healthcare Charette

Peter Jones Design for Care, Innovation, Systemic Design

Prof John Marshall, program director for the new Stamps School of Design Integrative Design MDes, invited us to facilitate a multi-stakeholder charrette in December with their students and professors to develop proposals for the Ann Arbor VA Hospital and community. Working with John and the VA’s key stakeholders for innovation and ambulatory care, the Redesign team employed a modified Basadur Simplexity structure to guide the proceedings. The charrette included medical industry professionals, design leads and managers from Guardian Industries, Stryker, U.S. Army veterans, and of course stakeholders from the VA Healthcare System to work in small groups to identify, map out and explore core challenges for proposing focal points for action. The Stamps graduate design students produced excellent footage and photographs to document the session.   Redesign partner Patricia sketched the full-length visual narrative to capture the process, stages, and plenary results from the day’s sessions. The focus of the workshop entailed two significant challenges: How do we develop different ways of understanding what is important to VA patients? How can we go about creating connections with our patients beyond their disease process or treatment?   …