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Systems Thinking: Learn @ Lunch 2013
Transcript of Systems Thinking: Learn @ Lunch 2013
Dr. Alex Ryan
Puzzles, Problems, and Messes
16 year old German Shouryya Ray solves gravitation question set by Newton
Mt. Fuji Fitness Landscape
Complex systems are open to flows of energy, matter, and information...
What is a System?
Practical Systems Tools
Guidance for Thinking in Systems
15 year old American Jack Andraka wins Intel science fair for new pancreatic cancer test
Oregon engineers attempt to solve a mess with dynamite
Rugged Fitness Landscape
Dancing Fitness Landscape
...which flow through networks of positive and negative feedback loops...
...which are the source of:
Interdependence between components
Output disproportional to inputs
Attractors, phase transitions, tipping points
Spontaneous increase in order
Feedback retains useful varation
Whole is different from the sum of the parts
Always think of issues in
their broader context
Don't get trapped at a single scale of analysis
Make connections across scales and across fields
not just snapshots
Relationships are more
important than objects
Hold ideas in
Build models from
It's easy to get started
1. Choose a part
2. Ask what it influences
& what influences it
4. Look at the new parts
& ask the same questions
5. Repeat until
feedback loops emerge
3. Label the relationships
Creates a reinforcing loop
6. Identify sources of
leverage and stability
within the system
Purposeful Activity System
Four Systems Perspectives
things rather than