Systems thinking establishes a language to identify, understand, construct patterns in interactions of simple and complex situations. It has a long history across the sciences and engineering, and has recently become prominent as a tool in the toolset of designers (where several of its components have already lived for a while). This map contains an (eclectic) set of definitions, examples, and links to introductory texts. //pj

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This is a lecture (in Dutch) for the BSc Industrial Design in Delft.

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Systems terms

Systems history

System Issues




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