Translational Systems Sciences

Systemic Design

Theory, Methods, and Practice

Editors: Jones, Peter, Kijima, Kyoichi (Eds.)

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  • Presents current work from international scholars leading the development of theories and practices of systemic design
  • Provides a selection of articles covering the contemporary range of topics in systems thinking in design applications developed from recent international symposia and workshops
  • Establishes a foundation of social systems and complexity theory and cases for service systems, healthcare, public sector and other applications
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This book presents emerging work in the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design to distinguish it from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering. There are significant societal forces and organizational demands impelling the requirement for “better means of change” through integrated design practices of systems and services. Here we call on advanced design to lead programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization) while adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems. Systemic design is distinguished by its scale, social complexity and integration – it is concerned with higher-order systems that that entail multiple subsystems. By integrating systems thinking and its methods, systemic design brings human-centred design to complex, multi-stakeholder service systems. As designers engage with ever more complex problem areas, it is necessary to draw on a basis other than individual creativity and contemporary “design thinking” methods. Systems theories can co-evolve with a new school of design theory to resolve informed action on today’s highly resilient complex problems and can deal effectively with demanding, contested and high-stakes challenges.

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Peter Jones, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kyoichi Kijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science & Techonolgy, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55639-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55638-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systemic Design
Book Subtitle
Theory, Methods, and Practice
Editors
  • Peter Jones
  • Kyoichi Kijima
Series Title
Translational Systems Sciences
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55639-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55639-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55638-1
Series ISSN
2197-8832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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