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​​​Systems thinking and design thinking come together in systemic design.

Systemic design helps diverse groups to co-create tangible improvements to a situation by helping them to:

  • visualize complexity from multiple perspectives;
  • create shared frames of reference;
  • surface core assumptions; and,
  • find opportunities in complexity by reframing the mess.

​By undertaking this work at the fuzzy front end of a project (when you might have an inkling about what the problem is, but you aren't sure), systemic design generates robust options for decision makers and helps to bridge policy/implementation gaps.