Human Predicament Complex Modeling

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Be introduced to a framework to understand the stressors pressuring the world today.

Use Loopy and Mental Modeler to interconnect said stressors and run possible future scenarios.

Participate in a Collective Map/Intelligence experiment.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

The convergence of different crises pressuring the world today is probably one of the most complex human-made phenomena we can observe. From biodiversity loss to the threat to democracy, all of these crises are deeply intertwined. Therefore, tools from the complexity and systems-thinking toolsets become very relevant for anyone seeking to have a slight grasp of what is going on and what is probably going to happen. This project is about using two of these tools to have a minimal understanding of how all of these crises are interconnected and to simulate possible future scenarios. The aforementioned tools are Loopy and Mental Modeler, which combine provide a insightful framework for the study of the current Human Predicament and other highly complex situations. Moreover, in this project you will have the opportunity to participate in an experiment that tries to touch on the collective intelligence permeating us all in order to have a better understanding of our current situation - and maybe find more suitable paths. Are you ready? Note: This project 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

SynthesisanalysisSystems ThinkingStorytellingComplex Modeling

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. Introduction - We are in trouble

  2. Stressors Mapping with Loopy 1

  3. Stressors Mapping with Loopy 2

  4. Stressors Wiring with Loopy

  5. Loopying

  6. Mental Modeling

  7. Simulations and Collective Intelligence

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

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