Defining Mechanisms of Cooperation


Considering the distinctions between commonly substituted definitions … coordination: alignment and linkage of activities together despite differences in timing, spatial distribution, and procedure cooperation: working from shared goals and perspectives collaboration: sharing, exchange, and openness with the purpose of building Read more ›

Scenario Construction for Complex Systems: A Climate-Health Case Study


 A couple of years ago I was challenged to think about methods for understanding the long-term implications of climate-health interactions. I was asked by a colleague to sort out some methods that would help public health planners understand the complexity Read more ›

Sacred Values in Service Design


Designers need tools for understanding stakeholders and negotiating among diverse actors whose values may or may not align with the elements of new service designs. One objective of service design is to help match people’s expectations with the outcomes of Read more ›