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.
Foundations: The Systemic Design Movement
"Systemic Design has been suggested as a term for this emerging movement in design with its multiple expressions, including, e.g. Systems Oriented Design, Whole Systems Design, and is closely related to Dialogic Design. 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, becoming more useful to designers (and stakeholders and clients) than evidenced by past performance."
"Systems thinking and design practice share the characteristic that to be successful, each must concern itself with attending to the needs of the whole and the interactions among its parts. And they suffer the same fate when they succeed. Inevitably they produce unintended consequences and unanticipated side effects. But there is a radical difference in their typical starting places and their logics."
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RSD2 Keynote. Fred Collopy: My thesis is that because the world’s, each society’s, and indeed most businesses’ problems have grown so particular and so complex, designers need the perspective of systems thinkers – and systems thinkers need the tools of designers.
RSD2 Keynote. Carlos Vezzoli: The framework for the Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS) project and its Method for System Design for Sustainability (MSDS) are presented.
RSD2 Keynote. What are the emergent qualities that arise when AND replaces the argumentative EITHER-OR in design situations?
Facilitators: Harold Nelson and Robert Sandusky
Facilitator: Peter Jones
Facilitators: Peter Coughlan and Colleen Ponto