Not Just Posters, Culture Transforming Reifications
We're committed to increasing public understanding of science about systems thinking. We strive to make the basic science of systems thinking accessible without loss of fidelity. One of the many ways we do this is through free posters and infographics. To every extent possible, we try to make as many of our findings freely accessible. We believe knowledge wants to be free or near-free. Large formats of these files can be found here.
Whether you're leading a small start-up, a multinational conglomerate, a non-profit or NGO, a government organization, or a K-12 school district, transforming your workforce into a thinkforce of adaptive systems thinkers can make good use of posters and other items (icons, chachkies, reifications, symbols, iconography, semiotics, customs, etc.) to drive the effort toward cultural change. With many of our diverse clients, the Drs. Cabrera use such items as seedlings and constant reminders of the cultural shift the organization or classroom is undergoing.
Powerful metaphors and cultural norms, manifested in posters and infographics, icons, chachkies (tchotchkes), and reifications of culture, are all important parts of any culture campaign with the goal of transforming your workforce into a thinkforce of adaptive systems thinkers. —Derek Cabrera
Basic DSRP Definition Poster Series
A general poster set (with and without description) to get folks to commit the four universal patterns of thought (DSRP) and their two elements...
"Systems Thinking Manifesto" Poster Series
From the book, Systems Thinking Made Simple, we made two versions of the manifesto.
"Types of Thinking" Poster Series
One of the things you'll fight against in introducing systems thinking is people's old fashioned and out dated understandings of "thinking." In particular "critical" and "creative" thinking. We did this poster series to help people (1) distinguish different types of thinking and their purposes, (2) see how they are all interdependent on one another, and (3) that DSRP is at the base of all of them
"Who is a Thinker?" Poster Series
Getting folks to think about who a thinker is in various work and school environments is a first step in getting them to rethink thinking...
DSRP Synonyms Poster Series
Helping people see how universal DSRP is is a big part of getting them to deep understanding. Our synonyms posters connect people to "all the things we can mean by 'Distinction making'" and so on.
"Asking DSRP Questions" Poster Series
We wanted folks to feel FREE to ask questions, even whimsical about it. We wanted them not to worry about asking a dumb or far afield question. To let their minds be creative with questions. And, we wanted them to take a DSRP approach to questions (i.e., "Thinkquery"). Most of all, we wanted a poster series that would get people thinking... (we had so much fun with it, we created two D posters--you choose your favorite).