Founder and Learning Designer

Dr. Arash Golnam

University Lecturer and Systems Scientist

Arash completed his Ph.D. in Management of Technology (Systems Modelling) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), holds a Master of Science in System Dynamics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and is a Psychoanalyst Diploma Candidate at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.

His experience includes working as a system dynamicist on large scale simulation platforms of socio-technical systems in urban dynamics and circular economy. Arash has a passion for multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to learning and inquiry. 

Arash teaches systems thinking, system dynamics and learning design at universities in Geneva and Lausanne area, where he has been awarded as the distinguished member of the faculty several times.

Learning Designer

James G. Johnston

Architect and Designer

James is the architect of the Gifts Compass Inventory, an online psychological self-assessment instrument useful for the dynamic development of unique personality, a process that Carl Gustave Jung termed individuation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from DePauw University.

His inquiry into Jungian psychology began with Volume VI of the Collected Works, Psychological Types. Recognizing the importance Jung placed on the type model as a compass for understanding orientations to life (“I would not for anything dispense with this compass on my psychological voyages of discovery”—C. G. Jung),
he continued his inquiry, reading the rest of the Collective Works to find the important correlations between psychological types and depth psychology. 

UX and Service Designer

Tamires Trindade

Systemic Design Enthusiast

Tamires has a bachelor’s in design at the State University of Sao Paulo, works as a Principal Designer at QuintoAndar helping people find a place to live. She also teaches about mapping experiences at a design school in Sao Paulo for designers who aiming a chaging of career.

She has a versatile background for working in service design consultancy, product companies, and software agencies. Always looking to match design with technology to improve our capabilities and project services. Her deep interest in complex issues brought her to Design Dissolve.

Institutional Partner

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The Taylor Institute - at Franklin University Switzerland

The Taylor Institute at Franklin University Switzerland develops and manages Executive, Research and Graduate programs related to business and management. The aim of the Institute is to prepare for critical thinkers who are culturally literate, ethically aware, intellectually courageous and business savvy.

Franklin University Switzerland is a small, international university located in the southern Swiss city of Lugano. Founded in 1969, Franklin was among the first institutions to bring American Liberal Arts education to Europe, and it is the only liberal arts university in the world accredited in both the United States and Switzerland. It is the only university in the world that offers interdisciplinary, experiential learning, placing Academic Travel at the core of its curriculum.

Explore our full program

Systems Thinking foundation

Thinking is not synonymous with analysis. Our Systems Thinking Foundation consists of three modules. The modules focus on both the qualitative and quantitative sides of Systems Thinking. Explore & apply.

Design Beyond Thinking foundation

Thinking is only one of the four functions of consciousness. The modules in the Design Beyond Thinking Foundation explore how we can use intuition, feeling and sensation in a professional service setting. Explore & apply.

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