Gigamaps as enabling tools for envisioning futures

Keywords | Nøgleord

Systemic Design, Gigamap, envisioning future, co-design


Padula, Cecilia, og Silvia Barbero. 2023. “Gigamaps As Enabling Tools for Envisioning Futures: Co-Design Toward Systemic Transition”. Academic Quarter | Akademisk Kvarter, nr. 26 (december):77-95.

Abstract | Abstract

Entrepreneurial ecosystems have gained attention for fostering innovation and sustainable transition. However, their complexity poses challenges, especially when different companies co-design for future making toward sustainable transition strategies implementation. Systemic Design (SD) offers potential solutions, employing system mapping tools like Gigamaps, that use visual synthesis to support effectively the participatory processes.

This article aims to present a formalized protocol for the use of Gigamaps as a co-design tool to trigger dialogues among industrial stakeholders, facilitating entrepreneurial ecosystem transition.

Through a case study from the master’s degree SD course at Politecnico di Torino, the article will present a Gigamaps-driven co-design experience in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Finally, the study limitation and the need for systems-thinking and complex science-based methods to support the implementation of those envisioned scenarios are stated.


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