Human Activity System (HAS) Maps visually illustrate and capture the “flow” of causes and outcomes in a problem situation.
In HAS Mapping a problem situation is viewed as occurring within a “system”, a Human Activity System (HAS), where the “system” allows a problem situation’s causes and effects to be identified and shaped into a causal relationship flow map, so underlying issues and their interrelationships can be better recognised and addressed.
The flow of causes to outcomes within a problem situation can be developed, for example, based on using, for example, “but-for” analysis (i.e. “but for an act or omission of X, Y would not have occurred”), and “Why- Because” analysis.
HAS Maps are versatile and can be applied to investigating, assessing, and addressing a wide range of problem situations.