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by Alta van der Merwe last modified 21 Apr, 2011 10:46 AM
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File PDF document Where is the thinking in Systems Thinking? by Alta van der Merwe — last modified 21 Apr, 2011 10:48 AM
Systems thinking has a long history. Its influence on design can be traced back for many decades. However, systems thinking remains almost unknown today among practicing designers and design researchers. Systems thinking is relevant, especially in light of all that is going on in modern society.
File PDF document The economy is not a toaster by Alta van der Merwe — last modified 23 Jun, 2011 05:41 PM
Every engineering discipline, including systems engineering, is based on a number of assumptions. These assumptions are ofter unstated, usually taken for granted and seldom scrutinized for their validity. These assumptions also predetermine the range of applicablility of that engineering discipline. This paper clearly identifies the taken-for-granted assumptions of systems engineering and tests their validity against a range of typical application areas. This investigation will clearly delineate the applicability area of system engineering.

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