The Sensitizing Principle
A social system map can instigate lot's of great actions. A social system map can become a really valuable tool. But to me, a social system map's deepest purpose is to sensitize a group of people to the paradigm it is built upon. To me, it's more ...
The 'Data That Makes a Difference' Principle
I stole this phrase from Michael Quinn Patton's upcoming book 'Blue Marble Evaluation'. It resonated so strongly when I read it. But I'm still sensing my way into what it means in the Social System Mapping context - so expect this article to evolve ...
The 'Meet Them Where They're At' Principle
This is related to the Show Don't Persuade principle, and it's about not stressing everyone out (especially yourself) about the process too much. Sure, there's a bunch of ideals we're presenting in this knowledge base - great ways to help the ...
The 'Show Don't Persuade' Principle
One of my first insights into this kind of project is that 'network mapping' or 'social network analysis' or any other kind of labeling means NOTHING to most people. And even if you show them an example, a simple generic map with a few nodes and some ...
Social System Mapping Principles
The original network visualization tools (as well as, perhaps, the underlying scientific research goals they were designed to serve) imposed constraints on a Social Network Analysis project that no longer apply when using sumApp and Kumu together. ...