How game design and data visualization can help in systems design: understanding and making changes in complex systems. Examples look at food access / deserts, podcasts, COVID, the US labor system, and the tech industry. Adapted from a talk for a systems design course. Views my own and not of employer or other organization. Creative commons image credits: - Cook-Anderson, Gretchen. “Snapshots from Space Cultivate Fans among Midwest Farmers.” NASA, NASA, 16 Sept. 2009, https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/farmer_imagery.html. - "Cooking" by omefrans is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0: https://wordpress.org/openverse/image/e32f7eed-66a4-4b06-82c3-2c313f28fd9f - "Construction worker for the Panama Canal expansion project" by World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: https://wordpress.org/openverse/image/0cdd65a3-500c-4fae-9a69-242ea29b261c/ - “Screenshots.” OpenTTD, OpenTTD, https://www.openttd.org/screenshots.