RSD5 – Systemic Design for Social Complexity

Editor: Peter Jones, OCADU

Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Published by the Systemic Design Research Network

February 1, 2017

Published by: Systemic Design Research Network Toronto, Canada
ISSN 2371-8404

Citation: Author. (2017). Article title. In Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium. Toronto, Canada, October 13-15, 2016.

The Systemic Design Research Network (SDRN) continues to maintain the planning team of the RSD symposia established organized as a collaborative research group shared between AHO and OCAD University and independent researchers. SDRN maintains a collaborative research group hosted at OCADU’s Strategic Innovation Lab, which provides major support for the group and proceedings.

Proceedings are the result of a 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. The process contains five steps, creating long term engagement, a low entry threshold, and a high level of the final output:

  1. submission and peer-reviewing of abstracts
  2. presentations and dialogues at the RSD symposium
  3. post-production and submission of working papers
  4. publication of the symposium proceedings with SDRN as the publisher
  5. publication of selected fully developed and peer-reviewed scientific papers in an external publishing channel

This process has been used consistently in RSD and for an annual special issue of the design research journal FORMakademisk. RSD has contributed to several other peer-reviewed journals and publications.

The RSD5 proceedings provide final papers, presentations and live sketchnotes, as well as a proceedings citation for GIGAmaps and posters. Proceedings papers were developed and submitted after the symposium by most authors, following the evolutionary mode of RSD publication.

The RSD5 editorial board was Birger Sevaldson, Alex Ryan, Silvia Barbero, and Jerry Koh. Special thanks to Patricia Kambitsch, Pupul Bisht, and Maggie Greyson for the live sketchnotes. Thanks to Skyler Perkins and Macy Siu for proceedings publication development.

Peter Jones
Chair, RSD5

Toronto | 1 February 2017


All articles and abstracts are copyright (c) 2017 by the respective authors unless stated otherwise.

RSD5 proceedings are listed in the following order: keynote speakers, workshops, papers, systems maps.

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