July 15 (the third Monday of the summer month, dodging schedules) is the 69th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration will be on Eventbrite at https://synthmaps-2019-sfi.eventbrite.com.

Synthesis Mapping of Wicked Problems (#2 of 2), 2019 Design for Health program

Every year Systems Thinking Ontario hosts two summer evenings for presentations of synthesis maps (complex systems maps) created in systemic design courses in OCAD University graduate programs. 

Synthesis maps are rich visualizations that illustrate the real-world complexity of systemic challenges, and typically used to not only “map system problems” but to propose design recommendations for systems change and policies (from health to public policy, from service experiences to social change) from evidence gathered in stakeholder research. Policymakers and organizational stakeholders use synthesis maps for strategic advising, long-term planning, and considering interventions for social and systemic challenges (wicked problems).

While we are still sorting out the final slate of presenters, we have several teams on the schedule for both events.


Suggested pre-reading: 

What are Synthesis Maps and Gigamaps? at https://slab.ocadu.ca/project/synthesis-maps-gigamaps


Post-meeting artifacts

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