2017 Recommended Readings

Design & Transform Value in Health: A Service Ecosystem Framework – Chris Lawer

This paper describes how a deeper understanding and application of ecological, natural ecosystem concepts can help health care designers. The approach utilizes a ‘Health Value Design’ framework of four integrated components within a service ecosystem perspective.

Developing a Viable Disability Care Ecosystem – Peter Aughton

This approach to business ecosystem development is based upon ‘Open Systems Theory’ (OST) and STS principles of ‘Participative Design’. An important fact highlighted in this paper is that complex business ecosystems are often unmanageable without a state-of-the-art IT platform.


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