A tool for thinking in systems

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Thomas Chrétien
@tchret · user.headline
some use cases: • basic ecologydepression & anxietyautomation and job loss
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@tchret doesn't work on mobile safari on iOS?
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@chrismessina didn't work for me before I think it's ok now
Ahmed@geek_1001 · iOS/macOS Engineer. Founder of Flawless
Wow, really great way to build an architecture for literally any system. I'll definitely use it for code base design. Previously I tried to use RealtimeBoard for this purposes, but it's too complex and "heavy" for architectural goals, this solution looks far better and faster.
Nestor Vera@hack_nug · Designer.
@geek_1001 would love to see what you end up with once you get into it!
Cody McLain@codymclain · SupportNinja, CEO
I actually can see the application of this for building processes for companies. Somewhat like a "Mindmap 2.0" However I don't quite understand how the - / + works. After a while it seems to stop sending arrows to another node and just keeps circulating them between 2 specific nodes. Otherwise I made the following node to represent our current Pipefy Cards and how they connect with each other. I'd say reach out to Pipefy as I'm sure they'd find it an interesting tool just as I did. Here's a gif of what I made with it: http://support.ninja/iKJi
Evan Thomas Paul@evanthomaspaul · VP Products, GuideStar
@codymclain The + or - symbols in system dynamics modeling are meant to denote a positive / reinforcing feedback loop (+) or a negative / declining feedback loop (-). Examples of positive feedback loops are network effects and other systemic mechanisms for growth. Examples of negative feedback loops are ecosystem collapse, depression / self-perception, and other systemic mechanisms for decline. Their "basic ecology" demo model gives a simple explanation of this. The key idea is that if the arrow between two factors is positive, then when the first goes up, the second goes up. When the arrow is labeled as negative, then when the first goes up the second goes down.
Evan Thomas Paul@evanthomaspaul · VP Products, GuideStar
Mohamed Rifaideen@deen804 · Lead Dev, WPTC
Wow.. Great job..! Nicely done and very useful :)
This is absolutely fascinating. Very interesting to see how adding items to a stable solution breaks equilibrium. This is the sort of tool that can foster imaginative solutions to existing problems, simply by helping visualize/prototype them