Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD9) 2020 Symposium
RSD9 symposium

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Ahmedabad, India | October 2020

Published by: Systemic Design Association

ISSN 2371-8404

The proceedings are published and available online as open access documents.


Author. (2020). Article title. In Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD9) 2020 Symposium. Ahmedabad, India, October 9-17, 2020.

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

Chair: Praveen Nahar, National Institute of Design

Editor: Peter Jones, OCAD University

The RSD9 symposium theme was Systemic Design for Well-being (From Human to Humane), marked by compassion and empathy not only for humans, living beings and our cultures but our natural world and surroundings.

RSD9 Week was hosted by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. It was held October 9-17, 2020, representing a full week of online paper presentations, workshops, complex visualizations (gigamaps), panels and conversations.

Take the Tour

A virtual tour of the Gigamap Exhibition on the National Institute of Design Campus in Ahmedabad, India.

RSD9 Symposium Proceedings

RSD9 proceedings are listed in the following order: introduction, keynote speakers, workshops, papers, systems maps.

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.

Posted Mar-2021