Contemporary Systems Thinking

Designing Social Systems in a Changing World

Authors: Banathy, Bela H.

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In this original text/reference, Bela H. Banathy discusses a broad range of design approaches, models, methods, and tools, together with the theoretical and philosophical bases of social systems design. he explores the existing knowledge bases of systems design; introduces and integrates concepts from other fields that contribute to design thinking and practice; and thoroughly explains how competence in social systems design empowers people to direct their progress and create a truly participative democracy. Based on advanced learning theory and practice, the text's material is enhanced by helpful diagrams that illustrate novel concepts and problem sets that allow readers to apply these concepts.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Banathy, Bela H.

    Pages 1-7

  • What Is Design? Why Do We Need It?

    Banathy, Bela H.

    Pages 11-47

  • The Products and Processes of Design

    Banathy, Bela H.

    Pages 49-85

  • The Design Landscape

    Banathy, Bela H.

    Pages 87-152

  • Design as a Multidimensional Inquiry

    Banathy, Bela H.

    Pages 155-222

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Social Systems in a Changing World
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Systems Thinking
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9981-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9981-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45251-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9983-5
Series ISSN
1568-2846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 372
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