SYSTEM DESIGN 1)4)
Any method aiming "at the construction of a model or a "blueprint" of a system to be developed" (B. BANATHY, 1973, p.89).
J. van GIGCH states: "The creation of any artifact requires a deliberate thinking process which is called design. It involves three main components: 1) the appraisal of reality, 2) modelling and 3) metamodeling" (1992, p.1).
According to BANATHY, who promotes the concept, systems design "aims at the construction of a model or a "blueprint" of a system to be developed" (1960, p. 89).
Such a design should be co-participative among all the interested people. It progresses through exploration of the possibilities, the search for innovations and a constant search for renewed consensus.
One of the most difficult aspects of system design is the search for and the discovery of hidden or ignored aspects of the situation which motivates the design. (see "invisibility").
Another is the dubious character of any long-term forecasting, due to the natural turbulence of any environment, which leads easily to chaotic conditions.
BANATHY himself states that "System development involves the formulation, testing, revision and validation of the system" (Ibid) (i.e., the blueprint and the system itself during its build-up).
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