Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities, is a free course that introduces you to the systems diagramming techniques of Rich pictures, Spray diagrams and Systems maps. Using a case study project based in Africa, the course illustrates the use of powerful use of systems diagramming for international development management. This is a companion course to Diagramming for development 2: exploring inter-relationships.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
describe and discriminate between three different diagramming techniques for making sense of realities
appreciate how each technique can be used to explore a complex situation, issue or problem
use particular diagramming techniques for brainstorming ideas and concepts associated with complex situations
analyse some links between variables in development intervention
identify initial strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with development intervention.