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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...

Practitioner Profile: Matteo Pedercini, Millennium Institute

Practitioner Profile: Matteo Pedercini, Millennium Institute

Practitioner Profile: Matteo Pedercini, Millennium Institute Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses...

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model Andrew P. Jones is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan. Andrew is an expert on climate change and energy issues, a prominent System Dynamics modeler, and a...

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling In this Seminar, authors present their work published on the special issue of the System Dynamics Review on Biomedical Modeling. The special issue brings together new research that explores a fascinating array of biomedical...

Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19

Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19

Behavioral Dynamics of COVID-19 Over a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, its true global magnitude remains unknown.  Official counts of cases and deaths are known to underestimate the true magnitude of the pandemic, but how much...

Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University

Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University

Practitioner Profile: Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses in...

Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care

Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care

Using System Dynamics to Improve Patient Care By Şanser Güz, Orkun İrsoy, and Naz Beril Akan Why do many people practice and advocate systems thinking in biomedical sciences? The human body is a system with strong regulatory mechanisms that maintain the steady state...

Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios

Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios

Practitioner Profile: Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses...