Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Interpret the problem definition, goals, evidence, and stakeholder needs using creative, discipline-agnostic framings to find patterns and themes that reveal new solution opportunities.

Reasons to Use:

    • Problem understanding not well tied to stakeholders

    • Have more details or observations than insight

    • Unclear meaning of problem understanding or knowledge

    • Focused on barriers or what hasn’t worked

Outcomes of Success:

    • Judgments of significance and meaning of knowledge

    • Orientation on the future

    • Ability to see possibilities and opportunities for solutions

    • Focus on creating benefit for all stakeholders

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Apply the personal, disciplinary, and integrative frames to compare different views of the problem system

2. Judge how each alternative frame influences solving the problem and the respective implications for stakeholders

3. Agree on the desirable frames and stakeholder benefits for generating solutions

4. Articulate opportunities to generate solutions that may provide the greatest benefit to stakeholders

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