Lessons on designing change in complex systems

Over the past five years, I travelled and worked in 18 countries, here are some of my lessons on designing change in complex systems.

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Design can be applied universally, but we do need to make changes depending on language and culture.

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Just like a team sport, Design doesn’t work on its own. A lot of the power of Design comes from connecting — with people, disciplines, ideas and frameworks.

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Trust and collaboration are hugely important. You can’t expect to be successful without them.

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Narratives and journeys play an important role in bringing people around the same problems, ideas and solutions.

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I’ve loved teaching and coaching — because it scales our collective impact and gives people the tools to focus on their own areas of interests and their communities.

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Abram El-Sabagh

Abram El-Sabagh

Human-centred designer. ThinkPlace. Designing for positive outcomes.