Systems Reading List

In the spring I will be teaching the Systems class at CCA for the third time. I will be integrating systems which covers systems, mapping, information architecture with social interface design thinking as well since so much of developing a social design with reputation, identity, privacy, engagement and activities is essentially systems thinking. So while the mechanics are going to be basic systems, the perspective and content will be social interface focused. Additionally, there is a section on wayfinding and deeper dives into Information – IA, data modeling and content modeling.

Here is the reading list (google doc) that I have evolved over the last three years.

Systems Course Readings

There will be readings assigned during the class from books and articles. The following resources are potential readings and good additions to your library.

REQUIRED BOOKS
Thinking with Systems: A Primer
Donella Meadows

How to Make Sense of Any Mess
Abby Covert
This book is available 100% as an online website at:
http://makesenseofanymess.com

Other readings will be assigned during the course as appropriate to the topic being discussed.

OTHER BOOKS & ARTICLES that may be assigned

The Systems Thinker, ch 3,4, 6, 7
Albert Rutherford

Think In Systems
Zoe McKey

Tools for Systems Thinkers – 12 Archetypes
https://medium.com/disruptive-design/tools-for-systems-thinkers-the-12-recurring-systems-archetypes-2e2c8ae8fc99

Systems Thinker
https://thesystemsthinker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/PG01E-System-Archetypes-at-a-Glance.pdf

Systems and Us
https://systemsandus.com/archetypes/

Using Mapping to Scope a System
https://medium.com/tangible-ux/using-mapping-to-scope-a-system-b467564a80e2

Waters Foundation
http://www.watersfoundation.org/webed/mod6/index.html

The Fifth Discipline, Chapter 3
Peter Senge

Mapping Experiences, Chapters 2, 3, 11, 13
James Kalbach

Systems Thinking for Social Change, Chapter 4
David Stroh

Ambient Findability, Chapter 2
Peter Morville

Mind mapping
Rolf Faste
http://www.fastefoundation.org/publications/mind_mapping.pdf

Ultimate book of Mind Maps, ch 1, 4
Tony Buzan

Wayfinding Handbook, ch 2.2, 3
David Gibson

3 Placemaking Lessons from the Magic Kingdom by Jorge Arango
https://uxdesign.cc/3-placemaking-lessons-from-the-magic-kingdom-4263deb29b2f#.rafk8vrc0

The History of Information Architecture by Andreas Resmini
http://journalofia.org/volume3/issue2/03-resmini/

The System of Information Architecture
Peter Morville
Journal of Information Architecture

Designing Social Interfaces, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 14
Erin Malone and Christian Crumlish

Neighborhoods and Subcultures in Social Design; Welcome Area; Who You Are Versus Who You Present Yourself to Be Online
Erin Malone
http://www.emdezine.com/neighborhoods-and-subcultures-in-social-design/

http://www.emdezine.com/welcome-area/

http://www.emdezine.com/who-you-are-versus-who-you-present-yourself-to-be-online/

Anti-social media, Introduction
Siva Vaidhyanathan

Tripartite Identity
Randall F Farmer
http://habitatchronicles.com/2008/10/the-tripartite-identity-pattern/

The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, ch. 10
Edited by Jodi o’Brien
Essay – Metaphors We Live By
George Lakoff & Mark Johnson

Pixels And Place, Chapter 8
Kate O’Neill

Grouped, ch 2 & 3
Paul Adams

Some Obvious Things About Internet Reputation Systems
Tom Slee
http://tomslee.net/2013/09/some-obvious-things-about-internet-reputation-systems.html

Web Reputation Systems in the Real World
Randy Farmer
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140619171137-8919-web-reputation-systems-and-the-real-world

15 Ways to Change Behavior – BJ Fogg
http://www.behaviorgrid.org/

Systems games + other games we play
Systems Thinking Design Pack – exercises for the classroom
Institute of Play

http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/q-design-packs/q-systems-thinking-design-pack/

http://www.instituteofplay.org/

http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/systems-thinking-games/

Games and exercises for the classroom
Creative Learning Exchange
http://www.clexchange.org/

Pandemic,  Forbidden Island & Forbidden Desert
by Matt Leacock

Social Mania
by Erin Malone & Christian Crumlish

Videos
Systems Class Videos – a series of how-to’s and explainers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDxOyJxgJeA&list=PLADcUFruM-1Am0FfOp9c0l8pRpOx_ZKsV

The Invisible Gorilla
http://www.theinvisiblegorilla.com/gorilla_experiment.html

TED Talk Make Data More Human
http://www.ted.com/talks/jer_thorp_make_data_more_human

erin
current: partner, tangible user experience :: a full-service user experience design consulting firm. former Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. dse. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.