Tagged complexity

Happy holidays from us!

As 2014 comes to a close, the Thicket team is off to spend the holidays with family and friends and celebrate our progress this year. A quick recap of 2014: January: Thicket launches with a feature in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. February: Team recruitment begins. March: Thicket incorporates as an LLC. April:…

What is social systems design?

People often ask us what we mean whan we say that Thicket is developing an applied field called social systems design. We apply principles of complexity to improve the way people share ideas and work together. Complexity theory, also known as complex adaptive systems theory, allows us a new way to…

What is fuzzy cognitive mapping?

Thicket developed our technology platform called The Possibility Engine based on a methodology called fuzzy cognitive mapping. First proposed in 1985 by Bart Kosko, fuzzy cognitive maps are a mashup of two frameworks: cognitive maps and fuzzy logic. Cognitive maps, also called mental maps or conceptual maps, were first identified…

New Ways to Evaluate Impact

When it comes to evaluating impact within complex systems, we are just scratching the surface of what’s possible. Thicket writes a feature in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.