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Systemic-self and Pluriverse: A design research framework for pluriverse


Mamta Gautam

“Systemic-self and Pluriverse” is situated at the intersection of design research and systemic design framework. As a part of evolving research methods in my practice, the question of personal motivation and aspirations has been central to the decision-making. In my practice, as a design entrepreneur and researcher, my quest for meaningful intervention, outsider (etic) being an intruder while conducting research has made me question design research methods and approach to contextual inquiry. The role of design and the approach to framing the ‘problem’ and whose problem is one solving has been a dilemma across the problem framing stage of the project.

This activity provokes the need to equip designer and design students to become aware of their position as a researcher and designers before intervening in a social system.

KEYWORDS: systemic-self, pluriverse, design research, autoethnography, systemic design

Pre-proceedings drafts are available for RSD11 participants to review. The corresponding paper number is at the end of the title. The papers have been peer-reviewed, and the authors have made revisions. Following RSD11, authors will have a final period to revise their work from the feedback received at RSD before the proceedings are formally published.

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Suggested Citation Format (APA)

Author(s) (20XX). Article title. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSDX) Symposium.