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Abstraction

  • John P. van Gigch

Abstract

Abstraction is a mental process by which our images of reality are refined through different levels of conceptualization. As such, it plays an important role in design because it affects the images we obtain at various levels of inquiry. Furthermore, because these conceptualizations are directly used in defining problems, abstraction affects problem solving and decision making.

Keywords

System Science Object Level General System Theory Artistic Expression High Abstraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. van Gigch
    • 1
  1. 1.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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