Thinking in Systems

Thinking in Systems Author Donella Meadows
ISBN-10 1603581480
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 240
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In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.



Thinking from A to Z

Thinking from A to Z Author Nigel Warburton
ISBN-10 0415222818
Release 2000
Pages 150
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What is 'Humpty-Dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'Weasel words?' What is a 'Politician's answer?' What's the difference between a 'Red Herring' and a 'Straw Man?' This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated new edition has many new entries including: Charity, principle of Lawyer's Answer Least Worst Option Stonewalling Sunk-Cost Fallacy Tautology Truism Weasel Words 'You Would Say That Wouldn't You' Thinking From A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.



30 Minuten Design Thinking

30 Minuten Design Thinking Author Jochen Gürtler
ISBN-10 9783869364865
Release 2013
Pages 94
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Angesichts des globalen und zunehmend harten Wettbewerbs haben die Unternehmen mit den innovativsten Ideen die Nase vorn. Design Thinking als neue Methode zur Problemlösung und Ideenfindung erweist sich hier als geeignetes Instrument. Die Autoren zeigen, wie die verschiedenen Werkzeuge dieser Arbeitsmethode im Unternehmensalltag eingeSetzt werden können, um Innovationen voranzutreiben.



Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Hasso Plattner
ISBN-10 3868800131
Release 2009
Pages 222
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Design Thinking has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Design Thinking also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Design Thinking book for free.



Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Prof. Dr. Walter Brenner
ISBN-10 3956010655
Release 2015-03
Pages 240
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Design Thinking has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Design Thinking also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Design Thinking book for free.



Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Peter G. Rowe
ISBN-10 026268067X
Release 1991
Pages 229
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In Design Thinking Peter Rowe provides a systematic account of the process ofdesigning in architecture and urban planning. He examines multiple and often dissimilar theoreticalpositions whether they prescribe forms or simply provide procedures for solving problems - asparticular manifestations of an underlying structure of inquiry common to all designing. Over 100illustrations and a number of detailed observations of designers in action support Rowe'sthesis.Peter G. Rowe is Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at HarvardUniversity and Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard GraduateSchool of Design, Harvard University.



Thinking German Translation

Thinking German Translation Author Sándor G. J. Hervey
ISBN-10 0415116376
Release 1995
Pages 242
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Thinking German Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking German Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of German. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.



Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers

Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers Author Paul Laseau
ISBN-10 0471352926
Release 2001
Pages 246
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The essential design companion-now in an up-to-date new edition For architects, drawing is more than a convenient way to communicate ideas; it is an integral part of the creative process that has a profound impact on thinking and problem-solving. In Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Third Edition, Paul Laseau demonstrates that more versatile and facile sketching leads to more flexible, creative approaches to design challenges. To encourage this flexibility and stimulate graphic thinking, he introduces numerous graphic techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations. He also helps readers acquire a solid grasp of basic freehand drawing, representational drawing construction, graphic note-taking, and diagramming. Important features of this new edition include: * Easy-to-understand discussions supported by freehand illustrations * A new format with superior representation of techniques and concepts * Dozens of new and updated illustrations * Extensive coverage of new technologies related to the graphic thinking process For architects and students who want to maximize their creativity, Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers is a valuable tool in the pursuit of architectural solutions to contemporary design problems.



Thinking Forth

Thinking Forth Author Leo Brodie
ISBN-10 9780976458708
Release 2004
Pages 316
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Thinking Forth applies a philosophy of problem solving and programming style to the unique programming language Forth. Published first in 1984, it could be among the timeless classics of computer books, such as Fred Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month and Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming. Many software engineering principles discussed here have been rediscovered in eXtreme Programming, including (re)factoring, modularity, bottom-up and incremental design. Here you'll find all of those and more, such as the value of analysis and design, described in Leo Brodie's down-to-earth, humorous style, with illustrations, code examples, practical real life applications, illustrative cartoons, and interviews with Forth's inventor, Charles H. Moore as well as other Forth thinkers.



Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Nigel Cross
ISBN-10 9781847888464
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 192
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Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious "design ability". Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers at work, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of Design, from hardware to software product design, from architecture to Formula One design. The book offers new insights and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Design Thinking is the distillation of the work of one of Design's most influential thinkers. Nigel Cross goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary Design.



Threads of Thinking

Threads of Thinking Author Cathy Nutbrown
ISBN-10 9781849204637
Release 2011-04-06
Pages 216
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Written by a leading author, this popular book explains schemas - a key early childhood concept - in an accessible manner, making it perfect for any early childhood course.



Basics Design 08 Design Thinking

Basics Design 08  Design Thinking Author Gavin Ambrose
ISBN-10 9782940411177
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 200
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Design Thinking examines the ways in which solutions to a design brief can be approached, researched and refined.



Thinking in Systems

Thinking in Systems Author Donella H. Meadows
ISBN-10 9781844077250
Release 2009
Pages 240
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Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. This essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble and to continue to learn. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions. A vital read for students, professionals and all those concerned with economics, business, sustainability and the environment



Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking Author Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN-10 9780393240689
Release 2013-05-06
Pages 384
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“The best new book I’ve read.”—Richard Dawkins, New York Times Book Review Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett’s most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life’s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built. Alongside well-known favorites like Occam’s Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett’s own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett’s tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions." A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that’s also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers—in all walks of life—delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers.



Innovationsmanagement durch Design Thinking

Innovationsmanagement durch Design Thinking Author Stefan Ponsold
ISBN-10 9783956849633
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 34
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Diese Bachelorarbeit beschäftigt sich zunächst mit den unterschiedlichen Definitionen von Design Thinking und den wichtigsten Voraussetzungen um die Methode durchführen zu können. Im Hauptteil der Arbeit sind die wichtigsten Design Thinking Prozesse, die aus unterschiedlichsten Quellen herausgearbeitet wurden, zusammengefasst. Am Ende sind praktische Beispiele von Design Thinking Projekten angeführt, die zeigen, welch breites Spektrum an Problemstellungen gelöst werden kann.



Scientific Writing Thinking in Words

Scientific Writing   Thinking in Words Author David Lindsay
ISBN-10 9780643102231
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 128
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Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing. They are wary of the unwritten rules, the unspoken dogma and the inexplicably complex style, all of which seem to pervade conventional thinking about scientific writing. This book has been written to expose these phantoms as largely smoke and mirrors, and replace them with principles that make communicating research easier and encourage researchers to write confidently. It presents a way of thinking about writing that emulates the way good scientists think about research. It concentrates on the structure of articles, rather than simply on grammar and syntax. So, it is an ideal reference for researchers preparing articles for scientific journals, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words expounds principles that produce scientific articles in a wide range of disciplines that are focussed, concise and, best of all, easy to write and read. As one senior scientist observed, ‘This book not only made me a better writer; it made me a better scientist’.



Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Isabel K. Adler
ISBN-10 9783832534349
Release 2014-04-30
Pages 170
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English summary: This study introduces the method of design thinking as a strategic tool for companies. Design thinking suggests approaching a task from different angles thus triggering or supporting innovative processes. This works best when customers and employees from various fields cooperate to find a dynamic solution to a problem. As part of their consulting projects undertaken for numerous Brazilian companies the authors have dealt extensively with options for the practical application of design thinking. Based on their experience they suggest an approach which can be divided into four phases: immersion, analysis/synthesis, brainstorming and prototyping. Best-practice case studies illustrate these individual phases in more detail. German description: In diesem Buch wird die Methode des Design Thinking als ein strategisches Werkzeug fur Unternehmen vorgestellt. Design Thinking ermoglicht, eine Aufgabe aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten und so den Innovationsprozess in Gang zu bringenoder zu unterstutzen. Das gelingt am Besten, wenn Kunden und Mitarbeiter verschiedener Fachrichtungen gemeinsam an der dynamischen Losung eines Problems arbeiten. Die Autoren haben sich im Rahmen ihrer beratenden Tatigkeit in zahlreichen brasilianischen Unternehmen ausfuhrlich mit demmoglichen Prozessablauf von Design Thinking befasst. Sie schlagen auf Grundlage ihrer Erfahrungen einen Ansatz vor, der sich in vierPhasen aufteilt: Immersion, Analyse/Synthese, Ideensammlung und Prototypisierung. Die Inhalte der einzelnen Phasen werden durch best-practice Beispiele illustriert.