1. Read https://medium.com/disruptive-design/tools-for-systems-thinkers-systems-mapping-2db5cf30ab3a 2. Here is a quick tutorial on Kumu: https://docs.kumu.io/getting-started/first-steps.html#create-your-first-project.
Choose ‘systems map’ out of the 4 mapping options available on Kumu. We will use the most basic functionality, i.e. you will add elements and connect them together. In other words, all you need to define are circles and relationships between them.
You can also change the size of the circles and relationships to indicate if some elements and relationships are stronger than others. Start by putting your social issue/opportunity as the first circle.
Consider other elements surrounding it–people, organizations, resources Mapping must be done thoughtfully, showing that you have done your research and consulted with each other.
For example, the arrow of the relationships is important, and so is the nature of relationships: the arrows may be one way, two ways or reinforcing. See example of a reinforcing relationship: https://docs.kumu.io/guides/system-mapping.html 4. Save a pdf version of the map.
5. Download and create an explanation of the map using Systems Mapping Template.docx.
PMAP 3100 – Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship Project: Part 3 Worksheet
|Social Enterprise Name:|
|Team Member Names: (First and Last Name)|
Directions: Use the systems map your team create. Work together to answer the following questions. Submit one version for the team.
|What are some of the elements (people, resources, consequences) that were surprising to you, in other words, these elements revealed themselves because you drew a systems map?|
|What are some of the relationships (between people, resources, consequences) that were surprising to you, in other words, these relationships revealed themselves because you drew a systems map?|
|List at least three takeaways that your team will apply in designing your social enterprise.|