July 17 is the twenty-eighth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite.

Evolution of systemic practices for transformation - The International SDD community (Part 2)

On request of participants from the last session, Peter Jones will continue with discussion and presentation of contemporary SDD practice and theory (dialogic design science). New models of practice and new software will be presented, drawn from new developments shared in the SDD Symposium held in Limassol, Cyprus in May 2015. 

We will walk through the latest SDD community software, including logosofia (now being used in courses in the OCAD U Strategic Foresight and Innovation program) and the Future Worlds Center’s Idea Prism.  

Peter's  presentation given at the SDD Symposium is posted at http://designdialogues.com/sdd-symposium/  Learning from the Global Community of Dialogic Design


Suggested pre-reading: 

Additional recommended readings include any of the Featured Articles at http://www.globalagoras.org/publications/

Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.


Time Activity Role(s)
6:15 Self-introductions (15 seconds each)
  • Who am I?
  • Which affiliations do I have that might be relevant to systems thinking?
  • How did I come to systems thinking?
Convenor:  TBD
6:30 The pre-reading (as an entry point)
  • What did the original author say?
Reviewer: TBD
Observer(s):  TBD
7:45 Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format? Suggestions welcomed
8:00 Adjourn
  • Walk to Baldwin Street (north on McCaul Street, 0.5 km, (the pattern has been for Hana Korea  or Noodle Face, both of which are quiet enough to talk)
  • Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.
No host

Post-meeting artifacts

Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.