Using systems diagrams

There are many types of diagram and many ways in which they can be used, but it will take up too much time to explain all of the ins and outs of using diagrams as part of systems thinking in practice in this course.

We shall see some more examples of the ones we used in our Living Labs in Session 5, and these types are also explained further in the section on representing your situations with diagrams in the accompanying AgriLink Living Lab Toolbox [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Helpfully, there are other free courses from The Open University that do. So, if you do want to find out more about them, then you will need to look either at Systems diagramming or Week 4 on Representing systems of interest in Mastering systems thinking in practice.

Visual representations as aids to thinking

Summary of Session 4