Systemic Design Training

Utilise the innovative toolkit co-created by Namahn designers in our online course on sytemic design. Learn how to use the simple framework of the toolkit to allow for multiple design solutions to be brought forth quicker through co-creation between all stakeholders involved.

Next sessions

20/09 from 13h30 to 17h30 – remote

22/09 from 13h30 to 17h30 – remote

What to expect

Introduction to the theory

During the training course, you will receive an introduction to the basics of systemic design and the framework of the toolkit. You will gain an understanding as to which types of problems or issues can be addressed with systemic design.

Direct application

Get ready! Most of the course will be spent applying systemic design to a case, allowing for practical application of the theory in a real-life situation. We will work in breakout sessions of small groups led by our design teachers as we go through the steps laid out in the toolkit.

What is Systemic design?

Systemic design combines concepts of systems thinking and design thinking. It looks at relationships rather than single parts: this means studying how different people in a system interact, understanding how different variables relate to each other to cause a specific issue.

This is why systemic design brings a set of solutions or, better, “interventions” which can all together reinforce each other to drive a change in the current problematic situation. 

After a systemic design process, you will know which projects to start, or what to redesign in order to create space for change (e.g. products, services, policies, procedures, etc).

Visit the website for the Systemic Design Toolkit for more information.

Systemic Design Training

Key Takeaways

By the end of the training session you will be able to:

  • Understand what systemic design is and what kind of projects it can be applied to
  • Analyse the problem from the perspectives of different stakeholders
  • Recognise the key causes and crucial variables that influence your case or problem
  • Identify the leverage points in a system
  • Develop an intervention strategy
  • Plan the implementation of your strategy

Target audience

No previous knowledge of systems thinking or design thinking is necessary for this course. Anyone interested in learning how to apply systemic design to analyse problems and innovate in an impactful way is welcome!