Systemic Design: Social Syste
This course guides systems thinking toward socially-desirable design outcomes and innovations expressed as service systems, organizational programs, or information systems. Applying social systems concepts, students will understand and model inter-related causes and systemic effects in the formation and evolution of social systems. Teams will formulate design proposals by developing rich visual maps of a social system (organization, institution, network) using a range of research and design methods. Dialogic and systemic design methods will be learned in a co-creative studio environment. The course is taught as a seminar with lecture, discussion, simulations, visual modeling, student presentations, case study and in-class studio participation. Students with credit in SFIN-6A09 may not take this course for credit.