Developing our new Systemic Design Framework | by Cat Drew | Design Council | Apr, 2021 | Medium

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Developing our new Systemic Design Framework | by Cat Drew | Design Council | Apr, 2021 | Medium

Developing our new Systemic Design Framework

Cat Drew

Cat DrewFollowingApr 27 · 10 min read

I’m writing this as the back story about how our Systemic Design Framework came to be. This is not the press release, nor the formal description in the report on the website, but a look at the ‘invisible’ intelligence which is embedded in its design. I hope these learnings can be used by designers wanting to adopt a systemic design approach, as the challenges I encountered in creating the Framework may well be the same as you will encounter when using it.

What it is

The Systemic Design Framework is an evolution of Design Council’s design frameworks, starting with the globally renowned Double Diamond, and more recently the Framework for Innovation. It is our way of synthesising how we see people on our own programmes, and through research with other designers using design to address complex challenges. These challenges are systemic, require more than one organisation, and can probably never be entirely solved. You can read more about it here, but the framework:

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Developing our new Systemic Design Framework | by Cat Drew | Design Council | Apr, 2021 | Medium