Embracing complexity in design

Johnson, Jeffrey; Alexiou, Katerina; Creigh-Tyte, Anne; Chase, Scott; Duffy, Alex; Eckert, Claudia; Gascoigne, Damian; Kumar, Bimal; Mitleton-Kelly, Eve; Petry, Michael; Qin, Sheng Fen; Robertson, Alec; Rzevski, George; Teymour, Necdet; Thompson, Avril; Young, Robert; Willis, Mateo and Zamenopoulos, Theodore (2007). Embracing complexity in design. In: Inns, Tom ed. Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Questions and Insights. Aldershot: Gower Publishing Limited, pp. 129–149.

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In recent years there have been major advances in the science of complex systems that are clearly relevant for the theory and practice of design. It is now recognised that the objects of most domains are "complex systems", including natural systems, social systems and artificial systems. The science of complex systems cuts across the particular domains, seeking principles and methods that can be applied to complex systems in general.

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