NYU ITP: Bodies and Buildings Intro Class


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Class Start and Intro to Systems Thinking, Bodies, and Buildings.

Class assignment for 2/4/2013


Read ALL OF Donella Meadows:

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System

Take leverage points 9, 8, 7.

Write a 1 page or 500-6000 word essay on the following topic:

How do mobile apps try to affect leverage points 9, 8, and 7.

9- The length of delays, relative to the rate of system change

8- The strength of negative feedback loops, relative to impacts they are trying to correct against

7- The gain around driving positive feedback loops

Give one example and explain how the app is or is not designed to affect each of these leverage points. How effective do you think this app will be at changing behavior?

You will be asked to present your work, so practice rehearsing your in class presentation at least two times.