Revisiting Simon on the Design of Complex Systems

Johnson, Leslie (1998) Revisiting Simon on the Design of Complex Systems. Systems Research and Information Science, 7 (4). pp. 213-224. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The paper starts with a summary of systems concepts and goes on to distil the essence of Simon's notions on the design of complex systems. There is a reworking of Simon's watchmaker analogy which establishes the need for decomposition is systems design and implementation. The final part of the paper emphasizes the utility of these notions, but rejects the idea that the design process can be reduced to a mechanical procedure. Simon's ideas are relocated in a newer framework.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009 17:24
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 15:26
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