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What is a Universal Systems Model
Transcript of What is a Universal Systems Model
A Universal Systems Model is a series of steps that all
systems follow in order to accomplish a goal.
There are multiple steps in the Universal Systems Model.
The steps are goal, input, process, output, and feedback.
The second step in the Universal Systems Model is the input. The input is anything that is put into the system in order to make it work.
The fourth step of the Universal Systems Model is output, the end result of the steps used with the input given.
What is a Universal Systems Model?
By: Jack Haury (Tech8-4)
The purpose of a Universal Systems Model is to give a series of steps that all systems follow in order to accomplish a goal quicker or easier.
A system is a series of steps or processes that are used to solve a problem or to make life easier. A example could be a car or TV, or anything else that follows a series of steps to achieve an objective.
Humans interact with systems in four ways: designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining it.
A subsystem is a system that is within another system. Its purpose is to complete a task necessary to complete the system's goal.
An integrated system is a system that is separate from another system, but works with that system to achieve its own goal.
An engine is a subsystem because its goal is to power the car, but the car is the system, and it has its own goal, which is to transport people.
A car factory is a integrated system because its goal is to sell cars to transport people to make money. There is a mutual benefit between the two.
The first step in the Universal Systems Model is Goal. Its purpose is to establish an objective.
The goal of soccer is to get the ball into the goal using only your feet.
Gas is an input of a car because it is the fuel to make it go.
The third step in the Universal Systems model is process, the steps used to achieve the goal.
Any series of steps is a process.
The output will always be different depending on the input and steps used.
The final step in the Universal Systems Model is the feedback. The feedback is the feelings about the output from the intended audience, as well as any other information that you learn.
Feedback is important because it can give you new ideas or ways to improve your system or product.