Sabrina TarquiniUX and Service Designer
Sabrina is a designer at Namahn, a human-centred design agency based in Brussels, Belgium.
In her practice, she moves between the domains of service and UX design, working across corporations, public institutions, and NGOs. Her special interest in complexity brought her to the emerging field of systemic design. She has been contributing to the development of a methodology for it, along with a toolkit for participatory sessions.
Beside her regular project work – where she often experiments with the methods - she regularly gives trainings and workshops on the topic.
Systemic DesignExploring new design tools to co-create strategies for change
The workshop will focus on Systemic Design, a relatively new methodology that brings together methods from systems thinking and design thinking, in order to tackle complex organizational and social problems.
During the workshop, I will be introducing the Systemic Design Toolkit, a set of design tools and techniques which are meant to be used in participatory workshops. The toolkit acts on a strategic level, supporting people in both the analysis of a problematic situation and the co-creation of multiple design "interventions". The framework of the toolkit encourages dialogue between all the stakeholders involved, to allow for design solutions to be brought forth more effectively.
The workshop will be mostly interactive (around 80% of the session will be hands-on). It will cover the seven steps of the systemic design methodology, simulating a real case. For each step, I am providing a short (10 min) introduction and a hands-on activity, which consists in using a design technique. I will provide a general introduction to the methodology in the morning, and we will conclude the day with presentations from the different groups.
Designers who are interested in broadening their set of skills - especially in the strategic domain - and facilitators trying to cope with change on a social or organizational level. No prior experience with design is required.