Whole Systems Design: How To Live More Sustainably

In a whole-systems design, needs are met with resources in a closed loop. We can achieve sustainabilty this way.

In A World of Systems

Enjoy In a World of Systems, narrated and illustrated by David Macaulay (of How Things Work) in collaboration with Linda Booth Sweeney and our team at Do...

Oblique Strategies

Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies card set reimplemented as a dynamic web page.

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Our creativity tools and training are designed to disrupt your thinking, activate your imagination and spark your innovative spirit in life, at work, and with your creative projects.

Whole Systems Approach - Permaculture design system

Permaculture history and context The term Permaculture was created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978 in Australia, to describe a design-based approach to creating a permanent agriculture as a system that can support cultures with permanence.

Systems Thinking Resources

See our Systems Thinking Resources below! Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. Leveraged together, they contribute heavily to the success of learning organizations, defined by Senge as, “…organizations where people continually […]

Permaculture: a whole design philosophy for sustainable living

One of my ongoing intentions over a number of years has been to introduce people in Dudley to design mindsets and methods through CoLab Dudley, and help to increase their creative confidence.

Systems thinking in permaculture

  We’re in the middle of teaching a PDC which always inspires fresh thought on established thinking. This is one of the great benefits of teaching; the opportunity to apply permaculture …

Creative Whack Pack App Preview 52

Preview the Creative Whack Pack iPhone App by Roger von Oech.To find this product at iTunes, go to http://tinyurl.com/whackpack

Creative Think

Roger von Oech's thoughts about creativity, innovation, and fun things to stimulate your imagination!

Tyson Yunkaporta on permaculture, systems thinking & the pattern of creation - Resilience

Permaculture isn’t a form of gardening – it’s a method of inquiry about relationships – that’s all it is. It’s an evolving body of knowledge

12 Principles of Ecosystems Thinking

Ecosystems Thinking adapts the design principles of Permaculture to the development of agile organizations: Directly responsible individuals: business, design and tech stakeholders make decisions together as peers to build solutions that fit each oth...

Biomimicry Design Toolbox

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. Visit the Challenge website to learn more.

How to Think Like an Ecosystem, by Frances Moore Lappe

A new way of seeing that is opening up to us can form a more life-serving mental map. I call it eco-mind-- looking at the world through the lens of ecology. This worldview recognizes that we, no less than any other organism, live in relation to everything else. As the visionary German physicist Hans-Peter Durr puts it, There are no parts, only participants. This fascinating article from Yes Magazine describes -- what it means to think like an ecosystem, why this crucial mindshift is necessary for our planet and what we can do to foster it.

Thinking Like an Ecosystem

Frances Moore Lappé on how cutting one tree is never about just cutting one tree. Every act has multiple effects.

The Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a 5-step process to come up with meaningful ideas that solve real problems for a particular group of people. The process is taught in top...