New Users Guide
Welcome to the Pattern Language for Systemic Change Community.
  • If you are not yet registered you can do so under the Login tab in the top menu. Don’t forget to add an avatar so we can recognise each other. Once you are registered, to be related to this map, just click join us or start contributing.
  • A good way to get started would be to add yourself as a node on the community node and use your page detail area to share your experience as change agent, share the type of contribution you would like to make to this project: at which type of level you would like to intervene. You can find some ideas of preliminary levels in the nodes under "Structuring the pattern language". 
  • Although we will not at this stage be working directly on solutions (rather the pattern language will ’orient’ towards solutions, help ‘hook’ solutions to patterns) you are also welcome to share your own models, solutions and work on the ground under "Xamples and analysis of change models and solutions", in a format that can help easily ‘extract’ the more generic principles and dynamics as well as the heuristics to be integrated in the pattern language. Because our patterning is based on observation from reality. 
  • You are also welcome to directly share resources on pattern language design, other design principles and any theoretical or application material on the angles from which we can approach the framework. 
  • Don’t worry if you don’t know where to place an element. We are set by default to receive a daily digest of the interventions on the map, so nothing is lost, and everything can be repositioned. And this is good news because we are building the structure as we go in an emergent way so there will probably be some modifications along the way! And everything can be discussed at the node level in comments. Specific topics can be opened up for discussion at any moment, and we will try to convene work sessions to progress the collaboration in effective ways (in this respect we have lessons to learn from our friends at Peeragogy!)
  • The decision criteria about how or where to link something are to try and avoid cluttering the map with too many 'detailed' elements. Information and knowledge, links and references are to be added as comments and citations. New additions and nodes must clearly state how their content will serve the construction of the pattern language, either through a format that will help extract more generic elements, or by sharing an 'intention' (i.e what the author had in mind as to where the new elements could 'fit' and how it could be reprocessed), in order to help others understand and build upon the new elements.
  • We must find ways to cross link to other maps in ways that are effective for both maps and are not confusing for other users (looking forward to discuss this and find a good formula). 
  • The top menu provides possibilities of seeing the map in different views. The views above the current default Page View opens up a second pane with more top menu options. In particular, a Search function and a Stream where interventions on the map can also be seen.
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