Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Too Much Social Media, Not Enough Social Message

by • July 30th, 2012

Web 2.0 Map

Social media is any networked information technology, tool or platform that derives its content and principal value from user engagement and permits those users to interact with that content. But last time I checked (in), the content stream being produced through my media stream was becoming a lot less social (Web 2.0) and more of […]

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Communication with Vulnerable Populations

by • June 14th, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens The Transportation Research Board’s ┬á(TRB) Transit Cooperative Research Program recently (February, 2012) released a toolkit for communicating with vulnerable populations. Below is their description and a link to the document. Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation … Continue reading

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Knowledge Translation Lip (Sync) Service

by • September 29th, 2011

For many, but certainly not all, of the studies we do in public and population health, the audience for this is almost the same. Not all studies or research projects will yield the kind of data that are video-worthy or inspire photosharing, but some are. And if we want the public engaged in science, if we want to reach practitioners and inspire policy makers and researchers alike to pay attention to the evidence being generated, this video might offer some suggestions for a way forward.

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Creating Campires For Innovation and Knowledge Translation

by • June 21st, 2011

Metaphors and analogies are commonly used in systems thinking and complexity science to illustrate concepts that are, on their own, relatively complex and awkward to describe literally. A campfire provides both a metaphor for bringing people together, but also a literal tool that could be used more effectively in work with groups struggling to innovate, collaborate and contemplate together. From a design perspective, campfires and the social system that they create around them provide an opportunity to enhance intimacy quickly, allowing for the potential to explore issues in ways that are more difficult to do in other settings.

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