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The experience of becoming a member of a systemic design team

Nelson, Harold and Sandusky, Robert (2013) The experience of becoming a member of a systemic design team. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2013 Symposium Proceedings, 9-11 Oct 2013, Oslo, Norway.


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This workshop adopted a sequence of systemically integrated exercises to simulate the different transformational states a group of individuals experience as they transition between being a gathering of individuals, to being a cohesive group, to being a productive team, to becoming a high performance design team. Participants experienced the essence of such transformation along with an intellectual framework tying the experiences into a coherent systemic whole.

Participants were presented with a series of guiding schema for the overall workshop and for each of three exercises. The exercises were a combination of individual and group work. The exercise were critiqued on how well participants thought they did meeting the objective of the exercise, which was to experience a change in interrelationships of an emerging systemic design team. The workshop was focused on creating an experience of three significant transformations in the evolution of a design team. It also included each individual reporting out reflectively the essence of their experiences—i.e. what would each participant take away from having had such experiences with others?

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Other)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 15:43
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 18:46
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2186

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