Systemic Design

Systemic Design and Its Discontents: Designing with Emergence and Accountability

This paper from RSD7 explains the power of systemic design to bring positive change & unintended consequences. We argue for alloying systemic design with ethics, social justice & data literacy. Read the paper.

sLab systemic design chalkboard drawing

sLab recognized as ground-breaking social lab

The rise of 'social labs' signals a major shift in the mindset & delivery of action research alliances. Against this backdrop sLab is receiving recognition as groundbreaking social lab. Read sLab's 'origin story'. 

cropped fragment from a network map of Canadian Social Labs

Emerging Contexts of Systemic Design – ISSS 2014

'Leading Across Boundaries' theme sends clear call to bridge disciplines with systems thinking