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The resilience grammar is a method for bringing a value sensitive design sensibility to resilience thinking. The method provides a systematic process for researchers, designers, and policymakers to identify and trace resilience pathways in the context of real world responses to stressors and obstacles. The grammar is composed of seven statement types, which bring forward aspects of resilience. Each statement type is composed of a connecting phrase and an element, in the form of “resilience connecting-phrase .” In this report, we define each statement type in the resilience grammar, provide two brief illustrations of the grammar in action, and conclude with six suggestions for use. Taken together, the resilience grammar enables the expression and integration of diverse stakeholders, values, value tensions, and worldview into an account of resilience thinking.
University of Washington School of Law Tech Policy Lab
Law and Society
David G. Hendry & Batya Friedman,
Resilience Grammar: A Value Sensitive Design Method for Resilience Thinking,
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/techlab/21