Tag: systems thinking

The Three Systems

We often talk about understanding the three systems involved in the design space: the system under design, the context system, and the designing system. These three systems are depicted in Figure 1 from Vitech’s MBSE Primer, shown below. As the illustration makes clear, not only does the design team need …

Systems Thinking – as a Sailor

I have a passion for sailing. I got the bug when I was learning how to be a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy over 30 years ago. Recently, I crewed on a sailboat participating in the St. Petersburg to Habana offshore race. Habana, as in Havana, Cuba. A unique …

Systems and Transplants

Zane Scott, Vitech Vice President of Professional Services I don’t usually write blogs from the first person point-of-view. It’s not my style. But the past two weeks brought about a conjunction of professional and personal topics that demanded a personal approach. On Saturday, March 4, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 90, passed …