Visualized System Dynamics models as Information and Planning Tools
InSITE 2003 • Volume 3 • 2003
In this paper, we describe the use of visualization of system dynamics models as client information and management tools. System dynamics is a methodology for analyzing and understanding how complex systems change over time. System dynamic models have been developed for a broad range of information to client applications - from resource management problems to the mapping of stocks and flows on factory floors. The problem faced by many users of system dynamic models is their graphic complexity for users not trained in the field. This paper addresses new research into visualization of system dynamics models to make client information more efficient and accessible. This research involves the use of narrative, video and sound embedded in statistical material. This paper also considers one particular client group - that of politicians, planners and civil society in developing countries.
Client Information, Resource Management, System Dynamics, Video Visualization, Simulation
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