Complexity

What is design thinking? A look at universities

Our principal, Dr. Cameron Norman, was recently interviewed for University Affairs magazine on the topic of design thinking. Speaking with journalist Tim Johnson, Dr. Norman discussed what design and designers offer those seeking to tackle complex, thorny problems. [Dr Norman] notes that designers, especially product designers, are typically experts in conceptualizing problems and solving them– ideal skills …

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Attractor Mapping

  Attractor mapping is a method that we’ve been developing at CENSE for the past two years. It is a method that brings together a variety of different concepts in the service of  assessing where energy is spent within an organization and network. This complexity-oriented method seeks to draw our attention to where emergent phenomenon …

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The Mindset, Skillset, And Toolset Toolkit

Ever had a problem that was complex, even wicked in nature? If so, this blog might be a place for you. Complex problems are ones that have multiple possible causes that often overlap, have time delays and involve many different forces, agents and circumstances. Some problems (like wicked ones) are barely solvable, but they can be …

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