DSI Faculty Asi Burak discusses the social impact video game “Peacemaker.”
Complex thinking isn’t chaotic, nor is it linear.
Hexagonal Thinking is where either student or teacher writes key concepts on hexagonal cards, at the end of a period of learning, where the content behind each ‘headline’ is relatively clear to a team of learners. The students then place the cards together in the way that makes most sense to them - some ideas will connect to up to five others, others will lie at the end of a long sequential order, others still will appear in small outlying positions, on their own.
The technique was first pioneered in the oil and gas industry, and is highlighted in The Living Company, by the creator of “the learning organisation” concept and Royal Dutch Shell, Arie de Geus. De Geus had found that when he and executives were trying to help insurance people better understand their complex products, the expensive computer simulations they had developed were not doing the job: staff were too busy trying to “win” the simulation that the more significant, and complex, information about the products was lost. With the introduction of hexagonal thinking those complex connections were made swiftly and deeply. It has since been used in business as a means of tackling perennial ‘wicked problems’.Click on the Title to go to the main article
DSI Chair Cheryl Heller joins presenters at A Better World By Design conference.
Speakers, panels, workshops, tours, social events, the Expo – join students and professionals from across the country and around the world for three days of collaboration and innovation in Providence, Rhode Island.
Help support DSI Alum Monica Snellings’ Kickstarter Campaign for a 5th Grade Classroom.
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“We believe design must engage challenging social and political dimensions of the built environment, such as access to reproductive health care, in order to make improvements at all scales for all people.”
We social innovators worship the power of stories. And when we tell them, we tend to sound as if we’re the first ones ever to try to make the world…