Information Designers Turning Complexity Into Clarity.
As information designers, we continuously strive to ask the right questions in order to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying factors that contribute to a problem.
Foreword

Throughout the 2019 Fall semester, senior level Information Design students used a systems thinking approach to examine the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; a framework for the most important challenges that we are facing as a society, with topics such as the climate crisis, restorative justice, sustainable food, mental health and many more. Students looked at the local manifestation of these problems to develop a deep understanding of the complex and overlapping systems that they are borne out of.

This project features a collection of evolving understandings of global challenges that we are facing locally in Calgary and the surrounding area. The problems that are visualized here are the result of extensive research including fieldwork, interviews with subject matter experts and literature review. Students have synthesized their insights from this research into new frameworks, highlighting the structures and mental models that form the systems they were investigating.

Our students are tenacious problem seekers and solvers who care deeply about making a positive impact on the world around them. Information designers have a unique capacity and responsibility to make the complex clear and accessible for people, enabling understanding, empathy and action. Our hope is that these projects can be a catalyst for changemaking.

- Kelsey & Ben

Kelsey McColgan | Course Instructor
Ben Kunz | Course Instructor

You're Invited!

On behalf of the senior Information Design students at Mount Royal University, we would like to invite you to the 2019 Humanly exhibition. Join us as we explore Calgary's current challenges and potential futures at our Systems Thinking and Changemaking capstone showcase. This semester, we have been using the human-centred design process along with a systems thinking approach to examine the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of our local community. Our responsibility as information designers is to make the complex clear and accessible for people, enabling understanding, empathy and action. Our hope is that these projects can be a catalyst for changemaking.
Humanly 2019 Team
Join Us For Humanly 2019
Join us on December 10 at our Systems Thinking and Changemaking capstone showcase as we explore Calgary’s current challenges and potential futures.
When
Tue, 10 December 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
Where
Getting There
Bus routes that stop by the library: 20, 18, 13, Max Teal, 9 Parking Map + Visitor Parking Rates