Course Calendar

WeekDateTopicLecturer In Class ExerciseAssignments / Homework
101/14Course IntroductionTerry & GideonTeam sorting exercise + wicked problem selectionTeams begin research on their problem
201/16Applied Transition Design: Ojai Case StudyTerry Irwin
01/23Applied Transition Design: Overfishing Case StudyCheryl Dahle
301/28Intro to SystemsTerry IrwinSystems Entropy Exercises
01/30Wicked ProblemsAssignment #1: Wicked Problem & Stakeholder MappingWork on Wicked Problem & Stakeholder Mapping
402/04Globalization
02/06Assignment #1 PresentationsAssignment #1 presentations due as Medium posts 2/11
502/11Mindset & PostureTerry Irwin
02/13The Mechanistic vs. Holistic Worldview
602/18Diversity & EquityArturo Escobar
02/20Contextual Thinking
702/25Building Community CapacityMo Sook Park
02/27Theories of ChangeGideon Kossoff
803/04Intro to Socio-Technical Systems
03/06Types of Socio-Technical Systems
SPRING BREAK
903/18Mapping a Socio-Technical SystemsTerry IrwinAssignment #2: MLP MappingConduct research for MLP Mapping
03/20Circular EconomiesJonathan ChapmanAssignment #2 due as a Medium post 4/1
1003/25CommoningStefan Gruber
03/27Manfred Max-Neef
1104/01Design for Behavior ChangeDan Lockton
04/03Social Practice Theory & Social PsychologyGideon Kossoff
1204/08Vision: Foresighting & FuturingStuart Candy
04/10Lifestyles & Everyday LifeGideon Kossoff
1304/15Cosmopolitan LocalismAssignment #3: Developing Future VisionsWork on Assignment #3, due as Medium post 4/24
04/17Foresighting ApproachesStuart Candy
1404/22New Ways of Designing: Framing Problems within Large, Spatio-Temporal ContextsTerry Irwin
04/24Designing InterventionsAssignment #4: The Spatio-Temporal MatrixWork on Assignment #4
1504/29Work Session for Assignment #5Assignment #5: Designing Systems InterventionsWork on presentations for Assignments #4 & 5
05/01The Emerging Transition Design ApproachAssignments #4 & 5 due as Medium posts 5/6