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Negotiating Order with Generative Pattern Language

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 02:41:50 +0000

A workshop at PLoP 2017 framed dialogue as "Creating Order of" and "Negotiating Order with" frames of reference, to encourage collective sensemaking

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Exploring the Context of Pattern Languages

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:31:17 +0000

Pattern language is not for wicked problems, said Max Jacobson, coauthor with Christopher Alexander of the 1977 A Pattern Language: Towns, Building, Construction.  In addition, the conventional definition of an Alexandrian pattern as “a solution to a problem in context” when applied to social change might better use the term “intervention”, rather than “solution”. These […]

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Multiparadigm Inquiry Generating Service Systems Thinking

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:40:36 +0000

Expanding pattern language to service systems through multiparadigm inquiry sweeps in research by scholars contemporaneous to Christopher Alexander.

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Christopher Alexander, Horst Rittel, C. West Churchman

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:06:31 +0000

Christopher Alexander (pattern languages), Horst Rittel (wicked problems) and C. West Churchman (the systems approach) were neighbours on campus at U.C. Berkeley in the 1960s and 1970s. What might we synthesize from their joint wisdom?

Open Innovation Learning and Open Data

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 19:24:29 +0000

Surfacing after months of dissertation-writing, an invitation to speak at an Open Data Häme freed up some ideas to potentially have more practical application.

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Learning data science, hands-on

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 16:54:02 +0000

Collaborating for two days in the Quantitative Methodologies for Design Research (定量研究方法) course at Tongji University led to dealing with practical issues of technology and research design.

Innovation Learning and Open Sourcing: IoT + Cloud + Cognitive

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:37:21 +0000

A lecture involving contemporary technologies was presented for the theme of "New Developments of Systems Thinking: From IoT to AI" at the 10th International Symposium on Service Systems Science.

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Acts of representation with systems thinking (OCADU 2017/03)

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:05:56 +0000

Web video and audio from lectures from the March 8 and 9 sessions of OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation sessions are available to complement the slides previously posted.

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Service Systems Thinking, with Generative Pattern Language (Metropolia 2016/12)

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:41:06 +0000

A 3-hour class was an opportunity to have students appreciate generative pattern language more concretely, and to collaborate on initially writing some examples.

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Pattern Manual for Service Systems Thinking

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:11:25 +0000

At the PUARL Conference 2016, a short presentation was made on a position paper on a pattern language for service systems thinking, submitted to the proceedings.

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Curriculum Making for Trito Learning

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:21:53 +0000

The presentation at RSD5 by David Ing and Susu Nousala is available as streaming video, downloadable video and audio, and printable slides.

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Some Future Paths for Design Professionals: DesignX and Systemic Design

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:52:51 +0000

At RSD5 on October 13, 2016, a preconference workshop on "Sketching Some Future Paths for Design Professionals: DesignX and Systemic Design" led to conversations that produced some initial artifacts.

My failed relationship with Windows (10)

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:19:56 +0000

My relationship with Microsoft Windows has been like a girlfriend who doesn't always respect me.

Systems Coevolving: Sciences, Service, Smarter, Cognitive

Sun, 29 May 2016 22:53:39 +0000

A lecture for the Urban Systems course at Aalto University led to tracing the history before Smarter Cities, and some recent directions.

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Eight infographics from “Systems Thinking 2” (2016)

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:35:34 +0000

Infographics were created by eight groups in the Systems Thinking 2 course in the Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability at Aalto University.

Education of the average Canadian worker and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:59:29 +0000

An interview question at the World Economic Forum by Fareed Zacharia, asked of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led to looking into Canadian educational attainment and prospects for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Systems Thinking 2 course, Aalto University, February 2016

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:13:06 +0000

The course outlines and maps for Systems Thinking 2, a course in the Master's Program in Creative Sustainability at Aalto University, is available on the open web for sharing.

Synergy, parts, wholes

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:38:26 +0000

The common understanding of synergy, related to a whole being more than the sum of its parts, could benefit by some deeper thinking.

Intellectual virtues; architectural programming; agile delivery and action research

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:56:03 +0000

A lecture for a service science class at the iSchool at University of Toronto used a slide deck recently prepared for presentation in Finland, but started at a different point with a philosophical emphasis.

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Negotiating order with a GPS

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:08:14 +0000

A morning commute through rush hour Toronto traffic led to reflections on negotiating order with the environment.