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Hyysalo, S., Marttila, T., Perikangas, S., and Auvinen, K. (2019) Codesign for transitions governance: A Mid-range pathway creation toolset for accelerating sociotechnical change. Design Studies 63: 181-203.

Available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2019.05.002


ABSTRACT: Vision building, pathway construction and experimentation are key processes in the management of long-term sociotechnical transitions. The need to accelerate transitions and to adapt transition management to new country contexts calls for new means to catalyse these processes. We improved the path creation toolsets and procedures of transition management to create more detailed pathways and analyses of pathway step interrelations. Our path creation system uses magnetic elements that could be easily moved around a large metallic board, a set of procedures and a digitalized counterpart of the board for out-of-the-workshop commentary and reporting. The system has facilitated and anchored well the discussions by participants with cross-sectoral backgrounds. Overall, the redesigned system underscores the potential that codesign for sustainability transitions holds.

Keywords: transitions, collaborative design, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, design research