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dc.contributor.authorBlack, Laura J.
dc.identifier.citationBlack, Laura J. “When Visuals Are Boundary Objects in System Dynamics Work.” System Dynamics Review 29, no. 2 (April 2013): 70–86. doi:10.1002/sdr.1496.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing modeling representations as boundary objects provides an important aid to collective meaning-making. By understanding the construct of boundary objects, which arises from sociological studies of cross-boundary work, we can increase our effectiveness in using visual representations to facilitate shared understanding for joint action. This paper draws on theories of social construction, distributed cognition, and boundary objects to build the argument that visual representations provide the crucial pivot between the system dynamics modeling method and socially constructing shared meaning. I highlight the role of visuals particularly in the context of group model building because it provides an explicit occasion devoted to shared meaning-making through facilitated execution of the system dynamics method. Many system dynamicists use the model-building process and simulation analyses to socially construct shared understanding among people with differing domain expertise, and the theoretical principles and practical guidelines described here can usefully inform efforts beyond participatory modeling workshops.en_US
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en_US
dc.titleWhen Visuals Are Boundary Objects in System Dynamics Worken_US
mus.citation.journaltitleSystem Dynamics Reviewen_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Businessen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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