DSM Foundations and Applications, and an Update on the Explainer

DSM 2015: Modeling and managing complex systems - Proceedings of the 17th International DSM Conference Fort Worth (Texas, USA), 4-6 November 2015

Year: 2015
Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Steward, D. V.
Series: DSM
Section: Methods and Complexity Management
Page(s): 03-08


DSM can be used as an autonomous organization. It can also be used to manage risks. Frustrated and irrational people cannot solve problems, and when people cannot solve the problems that adversely affect them, they become frustrated and irrational. To escape this trap, it is necessary to solve the problems that got people into this trap. The Explainer can be used to extend people’s limited capabilities to solve such complex problems. It can be used to find explanations for specific behaviors. And it can also be used to design systems to satisfy a given behavior by turning an explanation for the behavior into the design. Examples are shown for how the Explainer can be used to shed light on how to solve problems that befuddle Congress and cause such animosity and useless squabbles.

Keywords: Autonomous organizations, risk management, problem solving, frustration and irrationality traps

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