Editors Dr JC Diehl, Dr Nynke Tromp, and Dr Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer: Complex systems do not lend themselves for simplification. Systemic designers have no choice but to embrace complexity, and in doing so, embrace opposing concepts and the resulting paradoxes.
Category: Proceedings: Editorial
RSD9 Chair, Praveen Nahar, and Editor, Peter Jones: RSD9 created a place for pause and reflection, but also bold ideas and forward-thinking discussion. The outcome is a collection of over 50 presentations on design outcomes and programs informed by research, real applications, and practices to address problems in the unbounded complexity of social and ecological systems.
RSD8 Chair. Carlos Teixeira: Use this place-holder, meaning the complex space of innovation, as a concept to be able to explore new interpretations about these types of challenges.
RSD7 Chair & Editor, Silvia Barbero: The RSD7 symposium was held at the Politecnico di Torino, defining an important collaboration among the institutions that founded the Systemic Design Research Network in 2012.
RSD6 Chair & Editor, Birger Sevaldson: The Flourishing Together theme encompassed the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies and explored the opportunities for systemic design.
RSD5 Chair & Editor, Peter Jones: Proceedings are the result of the dialogue and discursive process within the community of practice, and while it follows peer review within an extended reviewer panel, it differs from the traditional scientific publication process.
RSD4 Co-Chairs & Editors, Alex Ryan and Peter Jones: A range of compelling intellectual engagements, from Don Norman’s provocations to develop a design practice capable of dealing with significant complexity, to Lia Patricio’s resonant case study and model of integration in the Portuguese health records system, to AP-J’s cutting-edge architectural models.
RSD3 Chairs and Editors: Birger Sevaldson and Peter Jones: The emerging renaissance of systems thinking in design responds to the increasing complexity in all challenges faced by designers, strategists, and transdisciplinary innovators.
RSD2 Editors Birger Sevaldson and Peter Jones: What binds systems related theories and practices together with design approaches may be the desire to reintroduce systems approaches with design toward a more effective integrated praxis.