September 13 (the second Monday of the month) is the 93rd meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is at https://synthesis-map-2021-health.eventbrite.ca .

Synthesis Map Expo 2021 (#3), Design for Health

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.

  • The second evening, July 12, we had three presentations.

  • This third evening, September 13, we're working on the agenda.

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).

The presentations that we have confirmed are:

  • Empathy in Systems of Medical Education

    • Beverly Freedman and team

  • The Game of Social Prescribing – Healthcare doesn’t have to be just medications

    • Yoshi Perera and Hannah Walsh


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.