Parts, People & Interactions

A thinking routine to slow down and look closely at a system

Identify a system [a policy, a cultural practice, an image a situation] and:

What are the parts of the system? Name the parts

Who are the people connected to the system? Identify the people

How do the people in the system interact with each other and with the parts of the system? Describe the interactions

How does a change in one element of the system affect the various parts and people connected to the system? Discuss.

Source: Agency by Design, Project Zero