- multiple perspectives (patterns in identities)
- continuous variation (patterns in dimensions)
- internal diversity (patterns in social “cloud” computing)
- change over time (patterns in dynamics)
It is also hyperloaded with really juicy metaphors. I like how she illustrates the boundaries between simple/complicated/complex/chaotic situations with the kinds of games people play (memory/tic-tac-toe/poker/spoons).
Dave Snowden also explains the Cynefin sensemaking framework – a way of dealing with complex problems that might appear to be simple – in his own words:
These have influenced my own thinking. Recently I experimented with a game to assign meanings to groups of stories. This group of people generated a complex hierarchy that illustrates how to capture b for each story in a set. The emergence of meta-categories and sub-categories illustrates a sort of innate “continuous variation” in story categories.