Tag Archives: model

Model building for fun and profit

By | November 22, 2017

Recently, there was an interesting question posted on Quora, the question-answering site: “Are all sciences derived from physics?” I enjoy participating in these discussions from time to time, and I liked this one since it fit into some ideas I’d been discussing with students recently. So among the 27 answers generated, you’ll find mine tucked in there. I… Read More »

On systems and systems thinking

By | October 25, 2014

Some time back, in connection with a class I was teaching, I posted a question to the Socio-Technical Systems Roundtable (STS RT) discussion board on LinkedIn asking about what kind of developed procedures there might be for conducting socio-technical design studies. This provoked a vigorous discussion with a goodly number of participants, and generated a lot of useful… Read More »