August 10 (the second Monday of the month) is the 82nd meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration will be on Eventbrite at TBD.
- Synthesis Mapping (#2), 2020 Strategic Foresight and Innovation program
Every year Systems Thinking Ontario hosts a series of summer evening events for presentations of synthesis maps (complex systems maps) created in systemic design courses in OCAD University graduate programs.
- The prior evening, June 8, we had three presentations.
- This previous evening, July 12, we had three presentations.
- The third evening, August 10, we're holding if there is more interest
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 across the months.
- The link for a Zoom conference will be sent upon registration on Eventbrite.
- It's really too bad that we can't use the OCADU Visual Analytics Lab to meet in person!
What are Synthesis Maps and Gigamaps? at https://slab.ocadu.ca/project/synthesis-maps-gigamaps
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.