Systems Approach

  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 20)


Systems science is an academic field that has been organizing creative techniques in its toolbox over the years, and creative techniques in this discipline are called systems techniques. Systems science aims to solve problems using a method of thought that focuses on relationships between elements. At its inception, the ambition was to solve many problems in different areas using the same mathematical model. However, this was difficult when extending the scope of application to a system deeply related to humans who have their own intentions. Over time, soft systems approaches to handling human relationships in addition to complexity have emerged. One of them is soft systems methodology. Since this methodology is intended to activate discussion for a compromise, it is useful for group idea creation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
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  1. 1.Professor Emeritus, School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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