1.2.1 A rich picture – Milton Keynes’ future challenges
One type of systems diagram is a rich picture. The idea of using pictures to explore issues is common to several problem-solving or creative thinking methods because we often communicate more easily in impressions and symbols than in words (The Open University, 2000). Pictures can both evoke and record insight into a situation.
Rich pictures are a useful tool for exploring the challenges your city faces, which is the first step to identifying a problem you want to solve in your smart city project.
What do you make of the rich picture in the video, which explores Milton Keynes – its growth as a city, its increasing complexity and the associated challenges?