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Radical design processes for systemic change

Lurås, Sigrun and Nordby, Kjetil (2013) Radical design processes for systemic change. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2013 Symposium Proceedings, 9-11 Oct 2013, Oslo, Norway.


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To enable radical design in safety-critical collaborative workplaces, there is a need to engage a
wide range of stakeholders. This paper reports on three design presentations carried out with the
purpose of enabling systemic changes necessary to carry out a complete redesign of current ship
bridges for advanced marine operations. The presentations showed possible future bridge designs
developed from an extensive design-driven research and development project. The presentations
were held inside the company commissioning the innovations and publicly at industrial meeting
places where customers, sub-suppliers and regulatory authorities meet. We present the
objectives, target groups, our strategy, the means of presentation and the results. Our
preliminary work suggests there is a close relation between the presentations and the research
and development project's ability to introduce radical innovations to marine industry. The
presentations have aligned stakeholder expectations of future bridge development and as such
prepared the community for systemic changes. We suggest the three presentations are examples
of how design presentations can serve as systemic interventions that prime social systems so as to
more easily accept and support radical innovation processes.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 17:05
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 18:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2168

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