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Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities
Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities

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In this unit you have been introduced to rich pictures, spray diagrams and systems maps. You have seen how they can help with understanding complex situations by organising your thoughts; particularly thoughts on linkages about different factors associated with complex realities. The systems diagramming techniques here help towards bounding your thoughts in a visual manner that can help communicate ideas to others, possibly across different cultures, in circumstances where the right words can be hard to find to establish the shared understanding needed to enable more meaningful dialogue. Rich pictures, spray diagrams and systems maps can help in brainstorming and analysing issues, revealing significant challenges as well as opportunities for intervention.

This is a companion course to Diagramming for development 2: exploring inter-relationships [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 3 study in Computing and IT courses.