Iowa State University Press
March 1, 1994
This companion work into John Warfield’s A Science of Generic Design: Managing Complexity through Systems Design goes beyond theory to present actual working models for practitioners to follow in the search for solutions to complex systems problems. It addresses the use of the computer to a decision-making and includes case studies of actual practical applications.
Systems design skills will be an integral part of general education in the near future. A handbook of interactive management provides techniques for problem solving emphasizing the skills necessary to integrate knowledge from diverse disciplines and to implement the resulting solutions.
Managers and administrators of complex sociotechnical systems will welcome this guide to translating the principles of generic design into effective action.
John N. Warfield is University Professor and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Integrative Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
A. Roxana Cardenas is Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.