Design for Hope and Impact: A deep dive into Systemic Design

Wednesday 23rd September, 9am – 12:30pm CEST

This workshop will focus on Systemic Design, a relatively new methodology that brings together methods from systems thinking and design thinking, in order to tackle complex organisational and social problems. During the workshop, Kristel and Koen will introduce the Systemic Design Toolkit (, a set of design tools and techniques which are meant to be used in participatory workshops. The framework of the toolkit encourages dialogue between all the stakeholders involved. The toolkit acts on a strategic level, supporting people in the analysis of a problematic situation, the co-creation of multiple design “interventions” and fostering the transition towards an ideal future.

Expect a mostly interactive workshop. We’ll be going through the seven steps of the systemic design methodology, simulating a real case. You will learn to “listen to the system”, create system maps, ideate on paradoxes (using a paradox cards set) and plan interventions in the system.

Target audience are designers who are interested in broadening their set of skills – especially in the strategic domain – and facilitators trying to cope with change on a social or organisational level.

Due to COVID-19, we have recently started running this workshop in an online format on multiple occasions.

Koen Peters

Workshop host and speaker

Kristel Van Ael

Workshop host

One workshop included with every ticket. Register now!