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Systemic Design Practice

SDA supports the movement toward pragmatic systemic design practice development, applying the learning from the RSD Symposia to preferred methods and guidelines. 

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Practice Partners

SDA’s practice partners put systemic design to work in architecture and planning, economics and organisations, health and well-being, policy and governance, socioecological design, and sociotechnical systems.

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Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium

The RSD symposia series was partly initiated 10 years ago as a response to the dearth of scholarship and direction in the development of design theory and practice in complex systems.

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Tools and Toolkits

SDA considers and reviews tools submitted by members and posts them for the larger community. All posted practitioner tools are created or derived from systemic design research.

Contexts: The Journal of the SDA

As the field has grown to become a disciplinary discourse, the SDA is planning to launch its own journal in 2021.

RSD10 | NOV 3-6, 2021

RSD10 is Playing with Tensions. Delft, The Netherlands.

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Policy Design and Decision Making

Policy Design and Decision Making

RSD7 Keynote. Chelsea Mauldin: I propose that designers engaged in policy and systems change design new, adjacent policy systems, recognize the primacy and requirements of the human body, and more consciously identify and address imbalances in power in the systems in which we intercede.

Re-designing the Framework: Think natural, think local

Re-designing the Framework: Think natural, think local

RSD7 Keynote. Gunter Pauli: From energy production to soil analysis, we have to change the dogmas we are working with, we have to change the business models and the hypothesis we are believing. What can we do better? How can we design a better way forward?

Systemic Design Approaches in the Public Sector: Are we ready?

Systemic Design Approaches in the Public Sector: Are we ready?

RSD6 Keynote. Sabine Junginger: So overwhelming is the intricate web of laws, rules, and regulations in a highly hierarchical and political landscape that those working under intense time pressure rarely get time to reflect on their design approaches.

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The Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, RSD10.org, is November 3-6, 2021. 

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