Category Archives: Model Thinking

Modelling as a Thinking Tool

What can Software Modellers learn from Innovation Methodologies?

Recently I came across the HBR (Harvard Business Review) article ‘A Taxonomy of Innovation’ on the Luma institute design methodology. From the perspective of a software modeller, it can be asked: what can we learn from such a methodology? Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking IV

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture “Segregation and Peer Effects”, Part 2: “Schelling’s Segregation Model”: Schelling built a model and executed it in order to analyse the empirical phenomenon of segregation … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking III

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 4: “Using and Understanding Data”: The lesson today is actually not in the course, it’s more about the course … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking II

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 3: “Thinking more clearly”: This part points out that modelling is about naming the parts that are relevant to the purpose of the model … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking I

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 2: “Intelligent Citizens of the World”: George Box: ‘essentially all models are wrong, but some are useful … Continue reading

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Human centric Modelling

There is a modelling at the low-end, that we use every day a million times, and there is modelling at the high-end with comprehensive concepts like UML, MDD etc. Both are good to have. Perhaps approaching the modelling topic from the low-end would make it easier accessible for most of the software practitioners. Continue reading

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Complexity Aware Modelling II

Complexity aware people are able to recognize complexity, and regard it over things like size. How do they recognise? Mainly by modelling! Continue reading

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Complexity Aware Modelling I

Wow – I discovered that beyond the actual technology there is something called business logic, and – most surprising – it was not trivial! (on Complexity Aware Modelling) Continue reading

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