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Systemics and design principles in support of Tiago Forte’s PARA framework → Jan 21, 2020 article & personal knowledge management & productivity & systemics & design Tiago Forte's PARA system is a popular new approach to organizing your digital materials. I explain its usefulness with reference to some principles from systemic design.
Finding the Emic in Systemic Design → Projects & systemics & design & ethnography & ethics & presentations A paper presented at RSD7 in Turin, Italy. I argue that an under-emphasized but crucial variable of success in systemic design is the
Leverage Analysis in Systemic Design → Projects & systemics & design & systemic design & presentations Applying graph theory to understand the structure of complex problems
Procrastination Station → Aug 19, 2018 systems sketching & systemics & productivity Procrastination is itself a systems trap. That balancing loop sucks you in. You take on sneaky little actions as dopaminergic relief to the burden
Creative Education Futures → Projects & systemics & design & ethnography & ethics & presentations In 2015, I supported Kinetic Café in developing OCAD University’s latest Vision and Mission statements. As part of that work, I helped scan for
Leadership is… → Feb 7, 2017 systems sketching & systemics & leadership Lessons learned from Memorial Student Leadership Conference (MSLC) 2017. These thoughts were spurred by Director of Student Life Dr. Jennie Massey’s
Limits to (personal) growth → Jan 30, 2017 systems sketching & systemics & procrastination I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to reading articles. I have 211 in a to-do list as I write this, and the larger that grows the more untenable
This is why I’m here. → Jan 23, 2017 systems sketching & systemics & practice Why sketch systems? Partially as a way to productively vent my sarcasm, and partially as a way to practice systems thinking. Also, maybe my
Last night: “the snowfall looks so nice!”; this morning: “grumble.” → Jan 16, 2017 systems sketching & systemics Shovelling as a “fix that fails”: it enables us to keep living here, when here means moving solidified rain from one side of the driveway to the
Education Systemics → Education & systemics & systemic design & university & projects What are the mechanisms of education systems change? How might we use systemic design to power a reform movement? What does systems thinking teach
Innovation Education → education & innovation & systemics & systemic design & university & projects What is innovation? How do we define innovation, its outputs and processes, and what are the skills and competencies necessary to practice and excel
New year, new you → Jan 3, 2017 Systems Sketching & habits & productivity & systemics Could New Year’s resolutions be doomed to fail? Driven by New Year’s culture, we commit to actions, call them resolutions, and set off to become
Innovation Systemics → innovation & systemics & canada & projects & university Thus, Canada should take steps to foster the idea economy. The world is changing, and Canada needs to understand how the tenets of the idea and