The Envisioning Forum: For the 'Envisioning' Phase of Mapping and Topics from the 'Visionary' Perspective
Relating to everything that has to happen to get a project underway - before there is something meaningful to look at. If a map doesn't yet exist for a specific group, and you want the group to make one - you're envisioning. You wear the 'Visionary Hat'. Your imagination is engaged with what could exist, but you can't make it happen on your own - because Social System Mapping is an inherently collaborative process. Therefore you need to get others on board - and we have some ideas that will help
What Connection Options Have You Used And How Did You Choose Them?
Mappers, Defining connection options in sumApp probably requires the least amount of text needed in a sumApp set-up, but it seems to require the most thought. We could all learn from one another's thoughts on the subject. If you have a few minutes, I'd love for you to: If nothing else - share the connection options you've used in any of your maps (even if they're similar to others), If you're willing to expand a little - the process you used to decide, the factors that guided the decision,
A mapping process in sumApp and Kumu
Here's a screenshot of a diagram that shows how we use sumApp and Kumu to create both netmaps and geomaps based on the same data and managed in sumApp. You can download the attachment. Drew Mackie
How should we structure the sub-categories (forums) for the Envisioning phase?
What do you think?
Please Help Further Our Understanding
I can't say this often enough - this is a new field. And we don't have all the answers! Especially when it comes to the Envisioning phase. We're still at the bleeding edge of this thing, which means that if you're here, you're the kind of person (like the rest of us) who jumps in & flails around until you find a path that works (at least for the moment). We're all doing that. So don't be shy if you don't feel complete, confident & polished. That's simply not the phase we're in. If you DO feel those
How do you help a network understand the value of Social System Mapping?
I want to know how others approach this activity :-)