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RSD9 – Systemic Design for Well-being: From human to humane

RSD9 – Systemic Design for Well-being: From human to humane

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.

Regaining a new sense of well-being by design

Regaining a new sense of well-being by design

RSD9 Keynote. Harold G. Nelson: The COVID-19 virus has been the catalyst for disruptive pandemic changes around the world. Our norms are being forever changed. Our sense of well-being has been lost. New norms are needed now because a new normal is desired and necessary. It is a perilous game to play if the process of forming new norms is left to unfold by chance rather than intension.

Decolonizing Futures

Decolonizing Futures

Pupul Bisht: What does the future look like? Who owns/shapes these images of the future? Whose identity, knowledge, needs, and desires are not represented in these futures?

Integrating Selves and Systems through Ritual

Integrating Selves and Systems through Ritual

Arvind Venkataramani and Adam Menter: Co-designed rituals are a way for people to identify and navigate the systems they are embedded in, and to construct or reshape selves to seek well-being.

Not the Venn

Not the Venn

Authors: Cat Drew, Cassie Robinson, Jennie Winhall

Car-Free City Life

Car-Free City Life

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Autonomous public transport systems and the ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Design in Indian Army

Design in Indian Army

National Institute of Design, India. Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

Equation of Craft in India

National Institute of Design, India. The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Obesity Epidemic

Obesity Epidemic

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.

Playscape

Playscape

National Institute of Design, India. The ‘amusement park’ represents various aspects of ‘Play’ as a plug-in to foster improved social connections.

Public Use Space Policy

Public Use Space Policy

Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión, Mexico. Understanding the need for an updated approach for the benefit of urban mobility and street vendors.

Regenerative Bioregional Transitions

Regenerative Bioregional Transitions

The University of Limerick, School of Design, Ireland. The relationships between various perceived dimensions of designing for place-based, ecologically driven systems change.

Rising Adolescent Depression

Rising Adolescent Depression

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. Factors related to adolescent depression synthesized to lend understanding to the systemic issues.

Sessional Design-Action Research Curriculum Framework

Sessional Design-Action Research Curriculum Framework

Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation, Georgian College, Barrie, and Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Canada. How curriculum might shift a uniquely Canadian rural region towards a Flourishing Social Enterprise landscape

Vevelstad 2040

Vevelstad 2040

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. A local community where industries are not dependent on each other, and benefit from each other’s knowledge.

VR to Fight Climate Change

VR to Fight Climate Change

Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, USA. Commercial VR as a tool to produce pro-environmental behavior that combats climate change.

Wealth to Well-being

Wealth to Well-being

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. A systems exploration in imagining alternatives within housing in Norway.

Wicked Problems: The Opioid Crisis

Wicked Problems: The Opioid Crisis

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. In response to the Opioid crisis, the map proposes leverage points to intervene in terms of education, policy, healthcare, the environment, and the economy.