A guide to mapping workshops
Complexity & other beasts - a guide to mapping workshops is written by designer Elisabeth Skjelten and is a tool for anyone dealing with complex issues. In this book you will learn more about planning and facilitating mapping workshops to make better decisions, find new innovations and reduce risks in any project, organisation or system. This is why mapping is a tool that is useful for anyone, not only designers.
This book is a collection of tips and tricks to mapping workshops that is meant to encourage and inspire to use mapping in new ways. In this book you will for instance learn why you should map on a table and not on the wall, what the top 5 reasons timelines are great are and what to do after a mapping workshop to have an impact.
The book is published by AHO in collaboration with the design consultancy Halogen, where the author Elisabeth Skjelten works as a designer.
The book started out as a student project by Elisabeth Skjelten in collaboration with the management consulting company The Performance Group (now part of Rambøll) as part of her MA degree in Systems Oriented Design and Service Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).
The theoretical background of this book is found in Systems Oriented Design (SOD) which is developed by Prof. Birger Sevaldson and collegues in the context of the OCEAN design research association and AHO. The main intention with this concept is to develop design proprietary skills, techniques and methods for systems thinking and systems practice in design. One of these methods is GIGA-mapping which is described further in this book. Prof. Birger Sevaldson has written the foreword in Complexity & other beasts.
Complexity is a major factor in the projects Halogen, a leading digital design consultancy in Norway, work on. This is why Halogen have adopted Systems Oriented Design. The approach embraces complexity as a natural part of any design or development process and solves wicked challenges, with mapping as the primary tool. Halogen wanted to help realize this book-project as they saw the need for more practical information on how to use mapping as a tool.
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Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Publishing date: 04/04/2014