July 12 (the second Monday of the month) is the 91st meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite at https://synthesis-map-expo-2021-2.eventbrite.ca .

Synthesis Map Expo 2021 (#2), 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 first evening, June 14, we had three presentations.

  • This second evening, July 12, we're considering to have another three presentations.

  • The third evening, August 9, 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 are expecting:

  • The Future of Work-Life Balance and Remote Work

    • Eva Ng, Shreya Chopra

  • Is the Greenest Building the One Already Standing?

    • Samah Kamalmaz, Carly Benson, Veronique Claude, Shaun Alfonso

  • Bias in Emerging technology and AI

    • Laurissa Barbnes-Roberts and Miriam Havelin (for the team, including Danielle Lim & Julia Forrester


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.