Complexity and Design

Designers from all fields are increasingly use the word 'complexity' to characterise both the design activity and its outputs. Complexity science sees design processes, systems and artefacts as entities that involve many different component parts and actors connected to one another in multiple, intricate and often unpredictable ways. We are interested in applying and developing concepts and methods coming from complexity science in order to understand and support design thinking and practice: 

-  complexity science contributions to policy design

-  studying design processes, teams and systems as complex networks

-  complexity in architecture and spatial planning

-  the complexity of design thinking: interdisciplinary perspectives

-  application of complexity theoretic concepts and methods in participatory design


Contact Jeff Johnson for general enquiries

For further details, visit the Centre for Complexity and Design

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