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Student Chapter News: Interview with Meagan Keenan

Student Chapter News: Interview with Meagan Keenan

Student Chapter News: Interview with Meagan Keenan Member Interview: Megan Keenan   Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a public health researcher and System Dynamics consultant. I currently specialize in community-based participatory approaches...

Call for Designs: New Society Logo

Call for Designs: New Society Logo

Call for Designs: New Society Logo Our current logo was designed in 1985 by George Richardson and Jack Pugh. Since then, the Society has been going through a great transformation. In the last two years, we have been on a quest to unify our efforts globally and bring...

The Pistachio You Eat Is Affecting Growers’ Water in Iran

The Pistachio You Eat Is Affecting Growers’ Water in Iran

The Pistachio You Eat Is Affecting Growers’ Water in Iran Iran and the United States are the leading producers of pistachios in the world, with a joint production of 74% of the world’s total. Rafsanjan, a semi-arid region in Iran, has long been famous for its...

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling We had people joining us from all over the world at the “Introduction to Modeling Process” with Leonard (Len) Malczynski Watch the recording below to:• Build a small quantitative System Dynamics model• Use Studio by...

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Food “Wickedness”

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Food “Wickedness”

The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) convenes practitioners who demonstrate what’s new and developing in their fields with System Dynamics. This section of the WiSDom Blog, “Conference Highlights,” asks system dynamicists to spotlight key presentations...

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Tackling Structural Racism with Modeling

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Tackling Structural Racism with Modeling

The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) convenes practitioners who demonstrate what’s new and developing in their fields with System Dynamics. This section of the WiSDom Blog, “Conference Highlights,” asks system dynamicists to spotlight key presentations...

Housing Dynamics

Housing Dynamics

Housing Dynamics We had an insightful conversation with David Stroh, Martijn Eskinasi, and Kaveh Dianati at our latest seminar. We learned about how using causal loop diagrams based on simple archetypes, illuminate interdependencies across housing availability, wealth...

Little’s Law and Stock-Flow Performance

Little’s Law and Stock-Flow Performance

Little’s Law and Stock-Flow Performance Understanding the mechanisms underlying stock-flows is fundamental in managing dynamic systems. Keeping stock-flow systems under control is a challenge faced in every aspect of life. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in...

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Can Trust be Modeled?

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Can Trust be Modeled?

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Can Trust be Modeled? The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) convenes practitioners who demonstrate what’s new and developing in their fields with System Dynamics. This section of the WiSDom Blog, “Conference Highlights,” asks system...

Introduction to Modeling Process

Introduction to Modeling Process

Introduction to Modeling Process We had 560 people joining us from all over the world at the “Introduction to Modeling Process” with Nici Zimmermann.  Watch the recording below to:• Build your very first quantitative System Dynamics model• Use Vensim...

Kotlin System Dynamics Toolkit

Kotlin System Dynamics Toolkit

Kotlin System Dynamics Toolkit .We developed Kotlin SD Toolkit, or ksdtoolkit, in late 2019/20 as a tool that is suitable for both modelling large, hierarchical System Dynamics (SD) models (supporting modules) and for automatic generation of interactive simulators for...

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Modeling for Action in Environmental Health

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Modeling for Action in Environmental Health

ISDC 2021 Highlights: Modeling for Action in Environmental Health The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) convenes practitioners who demonstrate what’s new and developing in their fields with System Dynamics. This section of the WiSDom Blog, “Conference...

For Better Estimation

For Better Estimation

For Better Estimation Nate Silver teaches us how signal and noise can be confounded in magical ways, and how we are trying our best to get the best signals out, even during the fall of 2016 and 2020. Data, and in particular big data, are always a treasure to help...

Don’t Dismiss Goodness-of-Fit

Don’t Dismiss Goodness-of-Fit

Don’t Dismiss Goodness-of-Fit Next year, the famous Limits to Growth (LtG) study will turn fifty. The coming anniversary is causing many to look back to discuss its merits, its message, and the impact it had or could have had. Once again, LtG (and its 20- and...

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation We had an insightful Webinar with the participation of With Juliette Rooney-Varga, Carolyn McCarthy, Sibel Eker, and Steve Arquitt . Integrated System Dynamics models of economy and environment have long been used for...