Practitioner’s Talk at the Royal College of Art

Toban Shadlyn shares about her design practice with the Service Design Students at the Royal College of Art in London. She explores the various role of designer in her most recent work at the Center for Complexity engaging in the ongoing overdose crisis in the USA.


Design and Social Impact

Justin Cook, in conversation with Judah Armani and the Service Design Students at the Royal College of Art in London. They discuss and share reflections on the role of design and designers in creating social impact.

Pathways Towards Systems Change in Emergency Medicine

The rules for how the world is supposed to work are being rewritten. Nowhere is this more apparent than in emergency rooms across the country and around the world.

As part of our 2020 Symposium – Generation C – we hosted a panel discussion with frontline emergency medicine practitioners Gina Siddiqui, MD, N. Stuart Harris, MD, Wendy Dean, MD, and Stacey Springs, PhD. Moderated by CfC Executive Director Justin W. Cook and Sahib Singh, CfC Strategic Design Lead. The panel discusses the published writings on 21st Century Structures of Care. Through unpacking decision making under extreme conditions of uncertainty and complexity, the dialogue identifies, imagines and proposes projects that can lead towards structural changes in emergency medicine.


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Judah Armani “Continuum: Rituals for Change”

Judah Armani shares his insights and practices from 15 years of work in design for social change. He presents his experience applying co-creation and service design, to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in the UK improve the quality of their lives.

Dan Hill “The Practice of Complexity”

Focusing on the role of design in today’s society, Dan Hill shares a range of methods for bringing possible futures into reality, tools for decision-making, and the structuring of teams on complex challenges.