List of highlighted posts

The following blog posts were highlighted on the blog home page at various times. They are a selection of blog posts on the main topics covered by the blog and provide insights into those topics.


Research impact: six kinds of change by Gabriele Bammer

Three theories to help overcome change resistance in service design implementation by Ricardo Martins

Improving health care services through Experience-based Co-design by Glenn Robert and Annette Boaz

Can co-creation achieve better outcomes for people and communities? by Deborah Ghate

The interplay between knowledge and power / La interacción entre el conocimiento y el poder by Cristina Zurbriggen

Three schools of transformation thinking by Uwe Schneidewind and Karoline Augenstein

Achieving transformational change by Steve Waddell

Scaling up amidst complexity by Ann Larson

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Language matters in transdisciplinarity by Tilo Weber

Sharing integrated modelling practices – Part 1: Why use “patterns”? by Sondoss Elsawah and Joseph Guillaume

Ten communication tips for translational scientists by Sunshine Menezes

Interdisciplinarity and evil – Understanding incommensurability by J. Britt Holbrook

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Model complexity – What is the right amount? by Pete Loucks

Uncertainty in participatory modeling – what can we learn from management research? by Antonie Jetter

Should water scientists be advocates? by Patricia Gober

Making predictions under uncertainty by Joseph Guillaume

Designing scenarios to guide robust decisions by Bonnie McBain

Using the concept of risk for transdisciplinary assessment by Greg Schreiner

A new boundary object to promote researcher engagement with policy makers / Un nuevo objeto frontera para promover la colaboración de los investigadores con los tomadores de decisiones by María D. López Rodríguez

Scoping: Lessons from environmental impact assessment by Peter Mulvihill

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The university campus as a transdisciplinary living laboratory by Dena Fam, Abby Mellick Lopes, Alexandra Crosby and Katie Ross

Fourteen knowledge translation competencies and how to improve yours by Genevieve Creighton and Gayle Scarrow

Bottom left: The strength of failing (or how I learned to love ugly babies) by Randall J. Hunt

Three “must have” steps to improve education for collaborative problem solving by Stephen Fiore

Ten lessons from a transdisciplinary PhD program in sustainability development by Marianne Penker

Learning to tackle wicked problems through games / Aprendiendo a hacer frente a problemas perversos a través de los juegos/ Apprendre à affronter les problèmes sournois à travers les jeux by Claude Garcia, Anne Dray and Patrick Waeber

Using the arts and design to build student creative collaboration capacity by Edgar Cardenas

Advice to graduate students on becoming “translational” by Alexis Erwin

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Promotion and tenure policies for interdisciplinary and collaborative research by Julie Thompson Klein and Holly Falk-Krzesinski

One university’s response to addressing complex real-world problems / Respuesta de una universidad para afrontar problemas complejos del mundo real by Carlos Mataix, Javier Carrasco, Sara Romero and Marcel Bursztyn

What motivates researchers to become transdisciplinary and what are the implications for career development? by Maria Helena Guimarães, Olivia Bina and Christian Pohl

Fire together, wire together: the role of funding bodies in supporting interdisciplinary research by Mohammad Momenian

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Skilful conversations for integration by Rebecca Freeth and Liz Clarke

The integrative role of landscape by David Brunckhorst, Jamie Trammell and Ian Reeve

Metacognition as a prerequisite for interdisciplinary integration by Machiel Keestra

Ten dimensions of integration: guidelines for modellers by Serena Hamilton and Tony Jakeman

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Powhiri: An indigenous example of collaboration from New Zealand by Rawiri Smith

Art and participatory modelling by Hara Woltz and Eleanor Sterling

Collaboration: From groan zone to growth zone by Carrie Kappel

Serious gaming: helping stakeholders address community problems by Nagesh Kolagani

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Five lessons for early career researchers in interacting with policymakers by Aparna Lal

What makes a translational ecologist? Part 2 Skills by Translational Ecology Group

Designing applied research for impact by Andrew Campbell

Building a better bridge: the role of research mediators by Jessica Shaw

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A flexible framework for stakeholder engagement by Michelle Banfield

Two lessons for early involvement of stakeholders in research by Obasanjo Oyedele, Martin Atela and Ayo Ojebode

Responding to stakeholders – lessons learnt by Klaus Hubacek and Christina Prell

Where are the stakeholders in implementation science? by Allison Metz and Annette Boaz

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Co-creation without systems thinking can be dangerous by Gerald Midgley

Modeling as empowerment by Laura Schmitt Olabisi

Adaptive social learning for systemic leadership by Catherine Hobbs

Fifteen characteristics of complex social systems by Hamilton Carvalho

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Four things everyone should know about ignorance by Michael Smithson

Creative writing as a journey into the unknown unknown by Lelia Green

Six types of unknowns in interdisciplinary research by Gabriele Bammer

Argument-based tools to account for uncertainty in policy analysis and decision support by Sven Ove Hansson and Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn

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