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# Category Archives: Model Thinking

## 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

## 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

Posted in Abstract Thinking, Epistemology, Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, bullet point, computational thinking, emergence, epistemology, execution, Lecture, Lecture Notes, model, model thinking, Modelling, Page, Schelling, Scott E Page, Scott Page, Segregation, supervenience, Thinker, thinking
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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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Tagged abstraction, Business Analysis, communication, Complexity, equilibrium, Lecture, Lecture Notes, model, model thinking, Modelling, Page, Scott E Page, Scott Page, Thinker, thinking
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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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Tagged abstraction, George Box, Lecture, Lecture Notes, model, model thinking, Modelling, Page, Philip E. Tetlock, Scott E Page, Scott Page, Thinker, thinking
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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

Posted in Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, abstraction awareness, computational thinking, Language, mda, mdd, model, model thinking, Modelling, modelling theory, software modelling, thinking, Tool, UML
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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

Posted in Mathematics, Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, analysis, Complexity, computational, computational thinking, model, Modelling, Requirements, State Machine, thinking
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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