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joseph simpson

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Many approaches to #structuralmodeling need effectiveness tests.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237080797_Formal_Systems_Concepts
Do your formal systems have supportable tests?
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Derek Cabrera

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Infographic: 3 Things Systems Thinkers DO. Our tomorrow is born of better education and research today. Systems Thinking can transform the way we think about and care about any issue or wicked problem. Here’s an amazing infographic from a soon to be published paper of systems thinking in a research-level sample: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9g854J1dTGYa1U2V2tSUVc2M0k/view?usp=sharing
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David Ing
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Day 2 of 6 intensive days of "Systems Thinking 2" at Aalto U. covered "Boundary, inquiry, perspectives" in the morning and "Learning categories, postnormal science, ignorance" in the afternoon.  Presenters allowed me to cover two of the more difficult areas:  the design of inquiring systems (Churchman / Mitroff) and learning categories (Bateson).  
http://coevolving.com/aalto/201602-st2-muo-e8004/201602-st2-map02-boundary.svg 
http://coevolving.com/aalto/201602-st2-muo-e8004/201602-st2-map03-learning.svg
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joseph simpson

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Gene Bellinger

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A Stock & Flow Diagram is similar to a Causal Loops Diagram though provides a more rigorous representation or relationships. By explicitly identifying Stocks...
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Gene Bellinger

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This is the second of two videos providing an introdcution to Causal Loop Diagrams. This second video presents the two basic loops structures, their behaivor...
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+Gene Bellinger   I'm with you!  bah humbug, indeed. :-)
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The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is among the first and oldest organizations devoted to interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of complex systems, and remains perhaps the most broadly inclusive. Originally founded as the Society for General Systems Research, the initial purpose of the society was "to encourage the development of theoretical systems which are applicable to more than one of the traditional departments of knowledge," with the following principal aims: to investigate the isomorphy of concepts, laws, and models in various fields, and to help in useful transfers from one field to another; to encourage the development of adequate theoretical models in areas which lack them; to eliminate the duplication of theoretical efforts in different fields; and to promote the unity of science through improving the communication among specialists. In the intervening years, the ISSS has expanded its scope beyond purely theoretical and technical considerations to include the practical application of systems methodologies to problem solving. Even more importantly, it has provided a forum where scholars and practitioners from across the disciplinary spectrum, representing academic, business, government, and non-profit communities, can come together to share ideas and learn from one another.

David Ing
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"It is all very well to be a designer", said Kenneth Boulding (economist, ISSS past-president), "but it is often quite unpleasant to be designed".  
> ... we are faced with threatening deficiencies of design.  The first of these areas is the international system which is still operated pretty much on the level of folk knowledge, and where the impact of the scientific community has been.  [...]

Kenneth E. Boulding | "Designers, too, should be redesigned" | Design Journal (1969) p. 50 at http://vads.ac.uk/diad/article.php?title=250&year=1969&article=d.250.28  

Via +Peter Jones | Design Dialogues | January 26, 2016 at http://designdialogues.com/boulding-designing/boulding/
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Gene Bellinger

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This is a revision of a rather ancient article originally titled Victims of the System or Systems of the Victim. The premise being that we often find ourselves in situations where we perceive that we are the victims of the system. As the perspective unfolds the intent is to show that, more often ...
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Gene Bellinger

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Whenever there is a situation where an action produces a result which promotes even more to the same action it is a reinforcing structure which demonstrates Exponential Growth. This is one of the two foundational Archetypes, the other being the balancing or Goal Seeking structure.
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+Boris De Laine Pleased to hear. I'll see if I can create a few more.
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joseph simpson

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Valid #structuralmodeling must support formal methods and verification.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237080797_Formal_Systems_Concepts
How do you check your models #incose?
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joseph simpson

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System integration frameworks support rational #structuralmodeling #incose
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237080795_System_Integration_Frameworks
How do you model your systems?
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Gene Bellinger

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This perspective unfolds Aesop's Fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, as a set of relationships and their influences. The intent is to demonstrate how easily we learn the wrong things from experience, and then use that learning as a belief governing future actions. Future actions, which only serve to c...
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Javier, I appreciate the comment.
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