As the 21st century becomes ever more complicated, organisations are facing new and complex challenges, including new constraints regarding environmental impact, carbon footprint, inclusion and social justice: climate change, biodiversity loss, water and energy shortages are emerging and affecting companies, local authorities and public institutions… No one is spared and things tend to get worse. Designers cannot stay away from this trend. As working on projects building the future, they need to handle complexity in order to be an agent of change. That’s where systemic design tools can help.
Participants in this workshop will gain literacy in systemic design principles and toolkits to guide their practice. On a practical note, participants will start by distinguishing causal loops based on scenarios from the research work. These stories will be related to water shortage. Then, they will use other tools to identify potential value proposition and leverage points in order to draw up an intervention plan to change the system for the better.