Abstract

This paper discusses how the participatory mapping of an actor-network map can inform the early stages of system innovation as described in the approach adopted by the Rockwool Foundation. It argues that mapping actors with an external expert at the beginning of a design process allows to explore not only the macro, meso and micro levels of a given complex system, but also the different key components of it, such as relations, resources, power and purpose. The Mental Health Initiative carried out at the Rockwool foundation, will be used as a case study to present and analyse the actor-network mapping process of the Danish School System in relation to youngsters’ wellbeing, derive the main system insights and discuss limitations and opportunities towards its innovation.

Keywords

system innovation, actor network mapping, service design, design tools

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How actor-network mapping informs the early stages of system innovation: A case study

This paper discusses how the participatory mapping of an actor-network map can inform the early stages of system innovation as described in the approach adopted by the Rockwool Foundation. It argues that mapping actors with an external expert at the beginning of a design process allows to explore not only the macro, meso and micro levels of a given complex system, but also the different key components of it, such as relations, resources, power and purpose. The Mental Health Initiative carried out at the Rockwool foundation, will be used as a case study to present and analyse the actor-network mapping process of the Danish School System in relation to youngsters’ wellbeing, derive the main system insights and discuss limitations and opportunities towards its innovation.

 

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