Ecological Thinking Framework @ InfraNodus | 07/2022

In August 2022, I presented the ecological thinking framework in the context of InfraNodus tool for insight generation. InfraNodus platform has thousands of users who use it for ideation, knowledge management, and text analysis. I decided to integrate this framework directly into the tool, so it would be available to the users within their existing workflows. After the functionality was released, I also hosted a webinar where I showcased this methodology and proposed several ways to integrate it into research practice. The basic approach behind the ecological thinking framework is closely related to panarchy, embracing the iterative nature of any developmental process: a period of extensive growth is followed by stagnation, followed by release, which frees up resources for reorganization. It is a useful framework for thinking about ecological systems, particularly in the context of limited resources. In panarchy, recession and crisis are seen as an opportunity to optimize the existing...

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Mattang @ La Maison Forte | 06/2022

La Maison Forte is an organization in South France dedicated to the cultural and economic development of rural territories. They approached me in 2021 to work together on analyzing the problems and needs of the people who live in the region using the research methodology of InfraNodus, the tool that I've been developing. We decided to use InfraNodus to create cartography for new ideas and possibilities in the region. In the frame of this project, called Mattang, La Maison Forte conducted interviews with 50 inhabitants of the region. We then processed those interviews using InfraNodus to extract the main topics: what people like, the problems they experience, things that could be improved. We used the built-in structural gap detection to detect possible new ideas that we could propose back to the community based on this collective discourse — bridging the different topics that came up during conversations in new ways. As a result,...

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