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D as Diagramming: The iART Diagram Network

  • The Dialectical Room
  • The Interactive Zone
  • The Hierarchical Loops

Part 1: A Transactional Anticipatory System

1.1 The iART Framework

  • Practice context: the “Know — Act” ecology (Activity).
  • Spatial context: the “Self — Other” ecology (Relationship)
  • Temporal context: the “Present — Future” ecology (Time).

1.2 The “Founder — Investor” Transactional Anticipatory System

  • Practice context: the “Know — Act” ecology (Activity).
  • Spatial context: the “Self — Other” ecology (Relationship)
  • Temporal context: the “Present — Future” ecology (Time).

1.3 A Typology of “Founder — Investor” relationship

  • Ignore: an investor ignores an idea presented by a founder.
  • Inspire: the investor doesn’t decide to support the founder, however, the founder’s idea inspires the investor. For example, the investor likes the idea, but he doesn’t believe the founder can turn it into a real product. Or, the investor gets a new idea based on the founder’s idea.
  • Intervene: the investor invests in the startup, he starts advising the founder on the development of the business.
  • Interpret: the founder may don’t agree with the investor, so he has to provide some reasons and evidence to support his decisions in order to reject advice from investors.
  • Improve: the founder accepts advice from the investor and improves his product and business.
  • Initiate: the founder shares his idea with the investor.

Part 2: A Diagram Network

2.1 The Present Room

  • Exploitation
  • Emergence
  • Exploration
Construal level theory
Source: The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (Henry Mintzberg, p.359, 1994)
Life as Activity: The Achievement Chain (version 0.3, Oliver Ding, 2020)

2.2 Themes of Practice

2.3 Complexity and Performance

  • Center: Founder
  • Content: Startup
  • Context: Investor
  • Center: person’s purpose and experience
  • Content: the startup activity (object and objective)
  • Context: domain (impact and reward)
  • Center: Performance
  • Content: Complexity
  • Context: Anticipation

Part 3: A Self-study project

  • Reflect on my own works
  • Interview others
  • Collect examples

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Oliver Ding

Oliver Ding

Founder of CALL(Creative Action Learning Lab), information architect, knowledge curator.