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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Jan 21

Before going into the meat of this section, let’s talk about triads and dyads a little bit, and the representation of patterns on them, so people know what they are looking at. A warning that this post is a bit longer than I intend to make them, partially because of this additional section in the beginning. Those of you familiar with SenseMaker are welcome to skip this paragraph and the next one, but I hope it will make this series more accessible to everyone who is not. As covered in the previous post, we asked people to share an action they …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 3: Small actions Read More »

Before going into the meat of this section, let’s talk about triads and dyads a little bit, and the representation of patterns on them, so people know what they are looking at. A warning that this post is a bit longer than I intend to make them, partially because of this additional section in the beginning. Those of you familiar …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 3: Small actions Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Jan 21

Almost every SenseMaker collection, no matter what it is, contains some garden-variety multiple-choice questions. These may appear simple, but they can often be deceptively tricky. They depend on multiple things, such as which categories are significant to our question (for example, might the patterns associated with children’s stories be different to those of adults?), or the balance of how many are too many. In return for our concern, these multiple-choice questions provide us with filters that allow us to look at the data from different perspectives (you will see that in future posts), as well as an at-a-glance setting for …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 2: A background to the patterns Read More »

Almost every SenseMaker collection, no matter what it is, contains some garden-variety multiple-choice questions. These may appear simple, but they can often be deceptively tricky. They depend on multiple things, such as which categories are significant to our question (for example, might the patterns associated with children’s stories be different to those of adults?), or the balance of how many …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 2: A background to the patterns Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jan 21

In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world. Catherine Russell explains: 2020 saw a transformative series of events that have shaken the status quo. Around the world, countries and individuals have been forced to adapt to both direct and indirect impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. With vaccines now being distributed, and mitigation/adaptation strategies evolving, there is hope we may soon be able to shift the …

Sharing Global Perspectives: A project by people, for people Read More »

In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world. Catherine Russell explains: 2020 saw a transformative series of events that have shaken the status quo. Around …

Sharing Global Perspectives: A project by people, for people Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Jan 21

This has been a year of experimentation in many things, including the report format. SenseMaker, despite its use for near-real-time feedback loops and continuous monitoring, is also often used in limited-time, one-off projects which are then followed by a report on that specific run, following a range of format. More often than not, this report is not considered a final offering but a sense-making artefact to feed into more collective processes and interpretation on the ground. This definitely has its uses and will probably never go away (we do live and practice in a yes/and world after all!) but for …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 1: Introduction  Read More »

This has been a year of experimentation in many things, including the report format. SenseMaker, despite its use for near-real-time feedback loops and continuous monitoring, is also often used in limited-time, one-off projects which are then followed by a report on that specific run, following a range of format. More often than not, this report is not considered a final …

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 1: Introduction  Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jan 21

It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the back of 2020, and many colourful, expletive-filled goodbyes were said. As this happened, I and many others reminded ourselves that 2021 will be just as difficult, if not even more demanding. What a moment then to introduce new things! Can we still muster the energy to think about them? To me, the answer has to be “more than ever”. One of the reasons the transition from ’20 to ’21 has been so challenging is that we still don’t know what …

Change, urgency, and new opportunities 2: What can we sense together? Read More »

It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the back of 2020, and many colourful, expletive-filled goodbyes were said. As this happened, I and many others reminded ourselves that 2021 will be just as difficult, if not even more demanding. What a moment then to introduce new things! Can …

Change, urgency, and new opportunities 2: What can we sense together? Read More »


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