New book: Facilitating Change – Using interactive methods in organizations, communities and networks

The book ‘Facilitating Change – using interactive methods in organizations, communities and networks is edited by Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen. It is divided in three parts and include 15 chapters in all. First part is about paradigms, episemology and ethics. Part two presents 11 different interactive methods including their main idea, origins, practical examples as well as strengths and weaknesses. Part three is about how to understand and facilitate creative processes and thus to help the reader to improve his/her abilities to use the interactive methods in participatory approaches.

– Future workshop (by Norbert R. Müllert)

– Improvisational theatre (by Henry Larsen)

– Community building through dialogues (by Kavita Mehra)

– Participation through Exploratory Design Games (Eva Brandt)

– Interactive scenario analysis (by Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen)

– Causal mapping (by Mette Sanne Hansen and Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen)

– Chronicle workshop (by Hans Jørgen Limborg and Hans Hvenegaard)

– Search conference (by Francesco Garibaldo)

– Interactive SWOT methodology (by Luc V. Zwaenepoel)

– Interactive Planning (by Zaxa Nadja Lee Hansen and Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen)

– The dominance of dialogical interview research (by Steiner Kvale)

Each of these methods can be applied in many different contexts in organizations, communities and networks. However, they can also be combined and adjusted for specific purposes.

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About Eva Brandt

Eva Brandt is Professor in Social Design at Design School Kolding since May 2019. Before she was professor (MSO) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is scientific leader of the Lab for Social Design. Previously she was co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.

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