Articulating a Strategic Approach to Face Complexity in Design Projects: The Role of Theory of Change

Luca Simeone, David Drabble, Giorgia Iacopini, Kirsten van Dam, Nicola Morelli, Amalia De Götzen, Joe Cullen

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In today’s world of global wicked problems, constraints and imperatives imposed by an external and uncertain environment render strategic action a quite complex endeavour. Since the 1990s, within community initiatives and philanthropic projects, the construct of Theory of Change has been used to address such complexity. Theory of Change can be defined as the systematic and cumulative study of the links between the activities, outcomes, and context of an intervention. The area of focus for this paper is to explore whether Theory of Change can support more strategic approaches in design. In particular, the paper examines how Theory of Change was applied to DESIGNSCAPES - a project oriented, among other things, toward offering a supporting service for all those city actors interested in using design to develop urban innovation initiatives that tackle complex issues of broad concern.
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TitelProceedings of Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London
Publikationsdato18 jun. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 18 jun. 2019
BegivenhedAcademy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London International Research Conference - Loughborough University, London, Storbritannien
Varighed: 18 jun. 201921 jun. 2019
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KonferenceAcademy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London International Research Conference
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Simeone, L., Drabble, D., Iacopini, G., van Dam, K., Morelli, N., De Götzen, A., & Cullen, J. (2019). Articulating a Strategic Approach to Face Complexity in Design Projects: The Role of Theory of Change. I Proceedings of Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London
Simeone, Luca ; Drabble, David ; Iacopini, Giorgia ; van Dam, Kirsten ; Morelli, Nicola ; De Götzen, Amalia ; Cullen, Joe. / Articulating a Strategic Approach to Face Complexity in Design Projects: The Role of Theory of Change. Proceedings of Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London. 2019.
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