Building an Ecosystem model with Insight Maker

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Run and configure model simulations, operating with the Stock, Flow, Variable and Link primitives.

Experience the workflow behind model building with Insight maker.

Create custom simulation displays, and add Value Sliders for primitives.

Clock105 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will create a model that simulates the interrelated dynamics of three different species populations within an environment: plants, deer, and wolves By doing so, you’ll be introduced to Insight Maker, a free web-based simulation environment that supports both System Dynamics modeling and Agent Based modeling. This will equip you with everything you need to know in order to build tailor-made models and simulations. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

System Dynamics SimulationsInsight MakingSystems ThinkingStorytelling

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Getting started with Insight Maker

  2. The 1st block of an Ecosystem Model - Plants (Part 1)

  3. The 1st block of an Ecosystem Model - Plants (Part 2)

  4. The 2nd block of an Ecosystem Model - Deer

  5. The 3rd block of an Ecosystem Model - Wolves

  6. Building Visualizations and Changing Parameters

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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