SDA supports the movement toward pragmatic systemic design practice development, applying the learning from the RSD Symposia to preferred methods and guidelines.
The 11th Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium was hosted by the University of Brighton, UK. The programme included 122 papers, presented in 30 sessions over four days.
Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium
The RSD symposia series was partly initiated in 2012 as a response to the dearth of scholarship and direction in the development of design theory and practice in complex systems.
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 Systemic Design Journal
As the field has grown to become a disciplinary discourse, the SDA launched the first journal dedicated to systemic design.
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.