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The Concept of Systems Thinking Education- Moving from the Parts to the Whole

2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2018

Systems thinking is as a general description for a wide range of phenomena rather than a specific concept. In the business arena, for example, managers and engineers at all levels need strategic and holistic vision. Systems thinking is useful on all levels of the organization. Recently, we are witnessing a new system thinking research area- research approaches to identify the ...


Fulfilling the potential of consumer connected fitness technologies: Towards framing systems engineering involvement in user experience design

2017 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), 2017

As evidenced by their proliferation in the consumer marketplace, the transformative potential of connected fitness technologies (e.g. fitness and activity tracking technologies such as Fitbit) to enable health behavioral change is great. However, the value of these technologies in certain contexts of health behavioral change is currently under scrutiny. User experience design is an identified factor in realizing their potential; ...


Enhancing Student Experience in Team-Based Project Courses Using Essence Reflection Meetings

2015 IEEE 28th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, 2015

Background: Many software engineering curriculum contain a team-based project course. This is the case of Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley's masters of science in software engineering. In this context, we have been using Essence Reflection Meetings for five semesters with 17 teams and approximately 70 students. During these meetings, the teams reflect on various project's dimensions based on a systems ...


Promoting innovation through systems thinking and systems design

2018 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), 2018

The goal of this work is to show the relationship between innovation and systems thinking by examining the published work in the areas of innovation. We will identify key common requirements between innovation and systems thinking and propose the idea of using systems thinking as a way to promote and enhance innovation. Finally, we propose teaching design process as a ...


Training curriculum development to enhance the system thinking ability of undergraduate students

2016 Management and Innovation Technology International Conference (MITicon), 2016

The objective of this study comprised of two aspects: (1) developing the training curriculum to enhance the system thinking ability of undergraduate students, and (2) finding out its effectiveness due to the curriculum implementation with undergraduate students. The samples were 20 voluntary of Ramkhamhaeng university undergraduate students. The process of curriculum development employed Taba's and applied it in to five ...


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  • The Concept of Systems Thinking Education- Moving from the Parts to the Whole

    Systems thinking is as a general description for a wide range of phenomena rather than a specific concept. In the business arena, for example, managers and engineers at all levels need strategic and holistic vision. Systems thinking is useful on all levels of the organization. Recently, we are witnessing a new system thinking research area- research approaches to identify the capabilities of systems thinking professionals, including their cognitive characteristics, and personal abilities. The study defined the aspects that impact the reinforcement of systems thinking among students and graduates of technology management [17]. Quantitative and qualitative methods are implemented: A survey for evaluating the systems thinking competence, The MBTI questionnaire and managers estimate. The study shows that systems thinking is a blending of acquired and innate skills. It can be developed through learning, training, and experience. Systems thinking is a measurable and consistent personality trait which may be used to distinguish between individuals.

  • Fulfilling the potential of consumer connected fitness technologies: Towards framing systems engineering involvement in user experience design

    As evidenced by their proliferation in the consumer marketplace, the transformative potential of connected fitness technologies (e.g. fitness and activity tracking technologies such as Fitbit) to enable health behavioral change is great. However, the value of these technologies in certain contexts of health behavioral change is currently under scrutiny. User experience design is an identified factor in realizing their potential; and there is a need for more active involvement by systems engineers to facilitate efforts. Leveraging an exemplar set of user experience heuristics, a research roadmap is offered in support of this work, elucidating systems engineering knowledge gaps within this context. Discussion is also had in putting the offered roadmap in action.

  • Enhancing Student Experience in Team-Based Project Courses Using Essence Reflection Meetings

    Background: Many software engineering curriculum contain a team-based project course. This is the case of Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley's masters of science in software engineering. In this context, we have been using Essence Reflection Meetings for five semesters with 17 teams and approximately 70 students. During these meetings, the teams reflect on various project's dimensions based on a systems thinking framework. The positive results have been published in research papers.Activity and Discussions: Participants will learn about Essence Reflection Meetings for team-based project courses by practicing in a classroom environment. They will discuss challenges and solutions for team-based project courses, and how the proposed approach could potentially be leveraged in their own teaching environment.Organization: We will start the workshop with a discussion revealing the participants positive and negative experiences with team-based projects. After briefly introducing the Essence's systems thinking framework and our research results, we will use hands-on training exercises to demonstrate how to use the approach. This will be followed with guided debriefing. Finally, we will go deeper into the Essence framework, and discuss our research results and their applicability in various teaching environments.Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with a systems thinking framework that they can leverage to coach their students teams and monitor their progress. They will be able to articulate the pros and cons of applying the approach in their own teaching environment.

  • Promoting innovation through systems thinking and systems design

    The goal of this work is to show the relationship between innovation and systems thinking by examining the published work in the areas of innovation. We will identify key common requirements between innovation and systems thinking and propose the idea of using systems thinking as a way to promote and enhance innovation. Finally, we propose teaching design process as a practical way to introduce and inspire systems thinking in an engineering curriculum.

  • Training curriculum development to enhance the system thinking ability of undergraduate students

    The objective of this study comprised of two aspects: (1) developing the training curriculum to enhance the system thinking ability of undergraduate students, and (2) finding out its effectiveness due to the curriculum implementation with undergraduate students. The samples were 20 voluntary of Ramkhamhaeng university undergraduate students. The process of curriculum development employed Taba's and applied it in to five steps. Data collection was derived by the curriculum experimenting to develop all of the five dimensions: Carefulness, Reading ability, Reasoning ability, Learning inquiry, and Moral reasoning. Thorough activities were planned within the scope of the development curriculum for 13 hours. Follow by one group pretest-posttest design to measure all five dimensions test and ability to system thinking measurement test. The findings revealed that the developed curriculum based on the conceptual framework could develop higher system thinking ability. The Comparison showed that the voluntary group were superior to the control at the .05 level of significant. The voluntary group was satisfied with the activities at high level.

  • Developing a systematic framework to enhance construction procedure design

    Construction projects approach design in different ways. While many consider design as the final built elements, the building process itself is often neglected. Construction projects contain intermittent operations that should be designed as well. This design is considerably different from conventional product design since the operation, without construction, is not tangible for students. Construction projects typically consist of many different activities occurring at different stages. In addition, uncertainty is an inseparable attribute of any construction project, which may result in project failure. These complex problems require a systematic solutions, which is a difficult task for novice designers. This study aims to develop a framework based on systems thinking, which not only helps students to understand components of the construction process, but also assists them in dealing with uncertainty, its sources, and its impacts. We suggest that the systemic problem framing of a project enhances the undergraduate construction students' understanding of construction activities and persuades them to take into account different factors which may cause variations in the project.

  • The Information Turn in Modeling People and Society: Early German Work

    The concept of "information" is now so all-pervasive that few turn their attention to the origin and (initially slow) evolution of the concept as a basic element in science, technology, computing, and even, these days, the social sciences and humanities. Indeed, anyone who considers the development of the notion of information is likely to be restricted to a few great names such as Claude Shannon and Norbert Wiener, or the famous series of Macy Conferences on cybernetics, systems thinking, and related topics. Yet there is a fascinating, and rarely told, pre-history. This paper considers early attempts by German scholars at viewing individuals and societies from what, in retrospect, can be considered an information point of view. Specific areas examined by such scholars are the dilation of the pupil of the eye, a general "proto-cybernetic" approach to the human body, and feedback in organisms and the state. Such early work was not widely known by later German cyberneticists of the 1940s onwards, but it gradually came to inform their ideas.

  • Systems Thinking Course for Postgradudate Systems Engineering

    This work-in-progress paper chronicles the development of a systems thinking postgraduate course in a systems engineering program. The paper describes the course content and teaching instructions in a transparent way, along with the rationale behind the course design.

  • Understanding Systems Thinking from the Perspectives of Experience and Diversity

    Most real-life systems are complex and dynamic in nature. Systems thinking offer a way to formulate and solve such problems more effectively. In this study qualitative interviews were conducted with seven domain experts to understand their approach towards solving complex problems. Furthermore, we used 10 years of data about their work experience and diversity in research areas to understand how these two factors could contribute to the development of systems thinking skills. Our results demonstrate that both diversity and experience are key to the development of systems thinking skills in individuals. The roles can even be compensatory but one cannot fully replace the other.

  • Engineering Activity Formation: Problems and Decisions

    In this article the author analyzes the structure of engineering activity, and reveals problems of its formation in higher education institutions. The author considers the organization of educational departments based on the leading higher education institutions of St. Petersburg as an important factor of graduates training for independent work. The article studies issue of the professional orientation of schoolchildren to choosing engineering professions through organization of extracurricular activities in the general secondary school.



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