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Synthesis Maps: Systemic Design Pedagogy, Narrative, and Intervention

Format: Papers, RSD5, Topic: Methods & Methodology

Jeremy Bowes and Peter Jones

This paper presents a framework and process for a visual language that is developing as a systemic visual method, and to integrate and outline aspects of this synthetic map formulation as the “synthesis map” both with reference to contributing authors, but also as a comparison to design principles and the method of visual design language. In this way the technique’s purpose as an emergent and creative tool ‐ method can be illustrated, in contrast to the approaches of infographics, and other visual map making associated with design ideation, and design schema representation. Synthesis maps integrate evidence and expertise in a visual narrative for knowledge translation and communication.




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Author(s): OCTOBER 2016
Title: Synthesis Maps: Systemic Design Pedagogy, Narrative, and Intervention
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
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First published: 20 September 2016
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