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Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities

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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.

First Published: 17/08/2012

Updated: 20/08/2014

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