The Systems Thinking Project at the Design & Intelligence Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology broadly focuses on teaching users at various levels to engage in thinking about complex, and especially, ecological systems. The project specifically addresses multiple specific tasks and abilities:
The Systems Thinking project has been under active development for over ten years. Over one thousand users have used the tools constructed within the project. The latest tool release in the System Thinking Project is the Virtual Ecological Research Assistant (Vera) which integrates reference research tools such as the Smithsonian’s Encyclopedia of Life and IBM Watson to assist researchers with processing both structured and unstructured information for their model construction. The goal of Vera is to provide citizen scientists and students with the ability to build and simulate conceptual scientific models.
We would like to thank the National Science Foundation for funding this research under grant #1636848.