Complexity and the boundaries of human policy making
Complexity, design, humans, interpretive rvictural modeling, it strut lure, language, problem-solving
International Journal of General Systems
Properties characterizing complexity are woven together with research on human information processing and behaviorislic psychology to produce a theory of human limits. It is suggested lhat coupling the human and complexity, in problem solving satations, can be viewed as a design problem where an interface device is needed to link the human lo complexity, Inicrpreiive Structural Modeling is discussed as an example of such an interface device. In addition, it is proposed that a language specifically designed to help humans deal with complexity be developed. The necessary properties of such 3 language arc presented, and it is argued that Interpretive Structural Modeling already possesses some of these properties. © 1982, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Waller, Robert J., "Complexity and the boundaries of human policy making" (1982). Faculty Publications. 4903.