Aalto LAB mexico, a knowledge exchange experiment in design education

Claudia Garduno Garcia, Susu Nousala

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The dynamic and interactions of very large systems in which we find ourselves existing and engaging with, can at the very least be difficult to navigate, or worse, dictate disastrous directions. As suggested by Ackoff and others, has at the very least been structured to satisfy only particular levels of large social systems? Large system scale interaction raises questions regarding interactions between fields of expertise and learning. In particular, what are the relevant systems level impact, and why are these impacts important? These questions led to a key question regarding work discussed in this paper, what can design as a field or way of thinking provide for the multiple or "poly-disciplinary" approach? This paper discusses attempts to identify relevant interactions of a poly-disciplinary approach and impacts through a case study instance, based on research, current literature and fieldwork with communities in Mexico.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2014 - 18th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781941763056
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - Orlando, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201418 Jul 2014
Conference number: 18


ConferenceWorld Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Abbreviated titleWMSCI
CountryUnited States


  • Design thinking
  • Educational knowledge platforms
  • Project based learning
  • Systems thinking

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