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DesignShop for systemic transformation

Brooks, Dee, Hossain, Ziyan and Zaidi, Leah (2019) DesignShop for systemic transformation. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD8) 2019 Symposium, Oct 13-15 2019, Chicago, USA.


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Despite over 40 years of applied systemic co-design practice, MG Taylor’s DesignShop methodology has remained a proprietary black box. DesignShop has found its way into the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos (Evans, Taylor, & Bird, 2018), and counts practitioners among the ranks of major professional services firms such as PwC, Capgemini, and KMPG. Senior DesignShop practitioners recently stated “it is safe to claim that the DesignShop is the most employed, systematic, commercially delivered, large group process on the planet” (Evans, Taylor, & Bird, 2018, p. 347), yet scholars and practitioners in the broader systems and design co-creation arenas, such as Peter Jones (2018), have noted the difficulty of getting a clear picture of what this proprietary methodology entails.

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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 17:52
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 16:03
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3254

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