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Defining Mechanisms of Cooperation

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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 ›

Sacred Values in Service Design

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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 ›

Connecting the Dots…Out of Order.

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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials demonstrate Read more ›

Organizational Design I

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Design is a sticky practice.  It is looped with contradictions, uncertainties, and material constraints.  Bringing something new into the world, be it an artifact or service raises challenges that few individuals can surmount – if at all.  Despite the dominant Read more ›

Adaptation>Robustness or Plasticity>Resilience?

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Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management and  socio-ecological systems.  Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the Read more ›

Envirocasting: Adapting Global Weather Information for Local Risk Assessment

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It’s not often that unfunded proposals make their way into disinfecting daylight. Sometimes you try again, and sometimes you just let them waste away among the dusty electrons of your hard drive. I don’t know which category this one falls Read more ›

Bateson’s Double Bind, Constraints on Human-Environment Intrxnz, and Ener-geetsâ„¢

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After writing yesterday’s post on psychology and climate change, I stumbled upon this article from the journal Ecological Economics entitled, “The art of the cognitive war to save the planet”. The article details the proposition that our adaptive capacity–to respond Read more ›