Agence designContext offers different groups a range of services:
education & research: providing courses, and research reports,
production & services: providing systemic-design and coaching, for industry and agriculture,
agencies & groups: supporting strategies for capacity building.
designContext works with individuals or groups, to support them in their development of
local regenerative production, products, and services:
In nature there are three kinds of living systems:
parts of organisms: such as leaves or stems,
organisms: such as plants, and
communities of organisms: such as forests.
Inspired by embedded systems in nature, designContext works at these
three levels in production, product, and service design:
All we do, and all we are, can be viewed through systems thinking:
relationships: qualities, forces, and interactions,
feedback loops: cyclical dynamics, emergent properties of the whole, and chaos,
flows: inputs and outputs of bounded systems.
nodes: where the flows of materials, energy and information intersect.
Inspired by systems-dynamics, designContext uses systems thinking
in production, product and service design:
Earth, and life on Earth is a regenerative system:
energy & matter: Earth is an open system to energy, but a closed system to matter,
evolution & adaption: Life, symbiotically innovates within the rules of physics, chemistry, and ecology,
cycles & autopoiesis: Life is cyclical and dynamic, self-organising and diverse.
Inspired by Nature, designContext works with these
three principles in production, product, and service design:
Their are four main ways of knowing:
sensing - our sensory experiences,
thinking, such as interpreting and logic,
intuition, such as raw insight, and deeper meaning, and
feeling, such as emotions, evaluation, and ethics.
Inspired by Carl G. Jung, designContext helps develop these
four axis, within a systems based project method: