November 21 is the eleventh meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is at https://st-on-2013-11-21.eventbrite.com/ .

Theme: Systems Thinking and Design Thinking: Complexity and Autopoesis

This meeting is the third in the series of three based on "Systemic Design Principles for Complex Social Systems", Peter H. Jones, a chapter in Social Systems and Design, Gary Metcalf (editor), Volume 1 of the Translational Systems Science Series, Springer Verlag (2013).  [published in 2014 by Springer]  [preprint available on request from Peter Jones]

Suggested pre-reading: 

More generally, ideas of complexity and autopoesis are related to living systems.  The following references may help frame these ideas across biological systems and social systems:

From the list of 10 design principles, the last three are related to complexity and autopoesis.

A core set of systemic design principles shared between design and systems disciplines is proposed. The following are based on meta-analysis of concepts selected from system sciences and design theory sources. Design principles were selected that afford significant power in both design and systems applications, and are sufficiently mature and supported by precedent to be adapted without risk.

While these principles may appear to assume universality across literatures, the intent is for applicability and adaptability of principles, not a fundamental baseline.  (Jones, 2013).

Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.


Post-meeting artifacts

Bloogers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.