Systems thinking is something we can all learn to do. We discuss the fundamentals for starting your practice as a systems thinker.
Value can be created by building on other products or services. Radio Garden is drawing on other systems to pull together radio stations and providing the same content that can be found elsewhere, but it’s organizing it.
Providing alternative perspectives is value in itself. JimJamPro’s 3-D photo maps technically don’t show anything that isn’t in Google Maps, yet they provide a wholesale different perspective on all of that content, adding considerable contextual value.
Visualizing relationships is systems innovation. Visualizing a system of relationships — a radio station within a country, an apartment block within a neighbourhood — provides insight into a system, not just a product.
How might we design health systems to promote health and wellbeing and not just treat illness and disease and manage infirmary and chronic conditions? What if health systems were about health? If we were to apply design thinking to health systems, what might be do? In a previous post, I suggested that knowledge translation is …
Empathy is a central feature of good human-centred design, yet is often practiced narrowly. Visualization with systems thinking and mindfulness are three additional features that can transform empathy from a simple tool to a vehicle for transformation by connecting us less to absolute problems and more to relative ones. In today’s Globe and Mail newspaper …