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SystemViz codex

Stoyko, Peter (2016) SystemViz codex. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD), 13-15 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada.


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Complex systems are difficult to understand without the
aid of visuals. There are too many moving parts to mentally
keep track of. The parts interact in too many ways. The whole
system is cognitively overwhelming insofar as it cannot be
absorbed in one go without the aid of an external reference.

That is partly due to humans' inability to juggle more than
a few complicated ideas in working memory at one time.
Thus, visuals are a simplifying and organizing device that
complements the way human naturally think if they are
designed well. This poster is an early glimpse of a larger
project (called SystemViz) that explores what it means to
design such visuals well.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 16:17
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1955

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