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    • What is Social System Mapping?

      Social System Mapping is an expanded version of Network Mapping that is emerging from the increased functionality of the combination of sumApp and Kumu. It's a mash-up of system mapping, social network mapping, asset mapping, stakeholder mapping and ...
    • The Three Mapping 'Hats'

      In most instances, a good Social System Map requires a minimum of three different kinds of thinkers. We call these the 'thinking hats'. Of course there are more 'thinking hats' than just these three. And more thinking types are valuable to the ...
    • It Takes a Social System to Map a Social System

      It Needs to Be a True CollaborationSocial System Mapping is more of an art than a science. It's an art of 'process' that starts with understanding the purpose or aims of a collaborative/action/intentional network, then learning what kinds of other- ...
    • The Purpose of Social System Mapping

      Social system mapping (SSM) is a new mapping practice that can present on the surface a sloppy mash-up of better-established and more-well-groomed methodologies.  It was not pre-conceived, pre-defined, pre-justified & pre-proven. Rather, it is ...
    • It's a New Language That is Emerging

      I like to say that Social System Mapping is one genre in a new visual language that's emerging from the intersection of interactive online data visualization and graph theory. And because it's new, because the media that use this language are not yet ...