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  • Seanna Davidson

making sense of complexity

graphic illustration: sarah firth


What is this resource? This illustration uses visual storytelling to explain complexity in a simple and accessible way, following the author’s personal experience of learning about complex systems.

Why is it worthwhile? This story brings complexity and systems thinking, which can be highly technical and jargon-filled, down to earth by situating them within a history of scientific thought and showing their application through real world examples.

Who is it useful for? This resource is useful to those engaging in systems change work who are looking for a simple way to communicate what they do to those unfamiliar with the concept.