Getting Started with Social Innovation

Getting Started With Design

Getting started with systems thinking

A good place to start: The Language of Systems Thinking introduces the reader to reinforcing and balancing loops using simple examples.

Systems archetypes extend the links and loops of basic systems thinking into more complicated structures – and in doing so, begin to share with the reader deeper insights into the counterintuitive behaviour of the systems we work with.

With robust systemic models, we can begin to identify leverage points: key phenomena that have great potential for change throughout the system. 

Getting started with Futures Thinking

What Futures Studies Is, and Is Not is a wonderful introductory and reader-friendly summary of futures thinking.

Chun Wei Choo's The Art of Scanning the Environment offers a walkthrough of scanning practices.

The Current State of Scenario Development provides a comprehensive review of scenario development approaches and techniques.