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visualizing systems

The six circle mark used throughout this book, affectionately referred to as ‘Bert,’ is directly influenced by the same structure in the 1953 World Geographic Atlas Herbert Bayer designed for the Container Corporation of America. It has become a perfect tool for Design Agency in thinking about systems and structures, influence and interconnectivity. On the following pages are a series of visual exercises that use Bert as a starting point in understanding the larger systems at play in design processes. “In representing our theories, we ‘re-know’ or ‘re-cognize’ them, making it possible for our images and intuitions to take shape and evolve through action, emotion, expressiveness, and iconic and symbolic representations.” — Making Learning Visible, Project Zero, Reggio Children


Design Agency, 2nd edition  
Design Agency, 2nd edition