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Abstraction makes the Engineer

From my own experience I may say, what separates the engineer from the craftsman is clearly the ability to abstract. 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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The Model is not the Modeling

Many modeling tools seem better suited for model documentation than for performing the process of modeling. Continue reading

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