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Technological governance: Opportunities for systemic design

Format: Papers, RSD11, Topic: Policy & Governance, Topic: Sociotechnical Systems

Desmond Wong

Independent Scholar

Historically, systemic design (SD) has drawn on methodological aspects of system thinking. However, this is challenged by technology—which is simultaneously today’s milieu and methodology. Given this, we need a new composite of foundations and practices before SD can provide effective technological or design governance. I also discuss a modern update to boundary framing and microservices as a bridge to enriched practice alongside key movements like Penrosean rents and Wintelism.

KEYWORDS: boundary framing, critique, dynamic governance, microservices, systemic design




Citation Data

Author(s): Desmond Wong
Year: 2022
Title: Technological governance: Opportunities for systemic design
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD11
Article No.: 175
Host: University of Brighton
Location: Brighton, UK
Symposium Dates: October 3–16, 2022
First published: 20 September 2022
Last update: 30 April 2023
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404