Evaluation and Value Adding

  • Bela H. Banathy
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


This chapter is devoted to the exploration of several issues that advance social systems design and advance the society. The first two sections address preventive evaluation. The question is: What should we avoid in systems design. Here, we attend to the issue of how misconceptions and underconceptualization might devalue the design effort, and then we become aware of a set of pitfalls. In Section 7.3 we explore various approaches to design evaluation.


Social System Design Design Solution Core Idea Good Society Collective Intelligence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bela H. Banathy
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    • 2
  1. 1.International Systems InstituteCarmelUSA
  2. 2.Saybrook Graduate SchoolSan FranciscoUSA

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