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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...

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow In 2011, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman published his best-selling book “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, which extended the work on cognitive biases he had started with his co-author Amos Tversky many years earlier....

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking The “demand” for systems thinking has never been greater. Period. And it’s growing. Exponentially. Yet, our ability to meaningfully recognize and respond to that demand comes nowhere near closing such a...

Practitioner Profile: John Ansah, Duke NUS Medical School

Practitioner Profile: John Ansah, Duke NUS Medical School

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 any direction they choose.  They tell us about who they...

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive 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 any...

Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant

Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant

Practitioner Profile: Steve Peterson, Independent Consultant 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...

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, a group of researchers from the University of Bergen found themselves stuck and could not run a planned in-person Group Model Building Workshop. They thought outside of the box and used Miro, a...

Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership

Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership

Practitioner Profiles: Peter Lacey, Whole Systems Partnership 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...

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control? Every so often, I see someone in our field drawing attention to the fact that many client-based system dynamics modeling projects do not lead to effective implementation of their findings, and they wonder what can...