DD 311

Systems approach to Design




Systems approach to situations and problems; systems and subsystems; elements and entities of system; Inter relationship of system elements  in relation to other elements; Internal and external components of system and objects; Internal compatibility of their components and external compatibility with the environment; environment of use; user behaviors; engagement; legality; influence of systems approach in design decisions making; System boundary; System analysis; Schematic representation of system viz. flow chart, flow diagram, context diagram, data flow diagram; Study of a 'systems approach' in product design, visual communication and interaction design; Application of design methods in the design of a product system and communication system.



1.     G. M. Weinberg, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Dorset House, 2011.

2.     G. M. Weinberg and D. Weinberg, General Principles of Systems Design, Dorset House, 2011.

3.     R. Barry, The 'Thinking' in System Thinking: Seven essential skills, Toolbox reprint series, Pegasus, 2000.

4.     Nigel Cross, Design Thinking- Understanding how designers think and work, Berg, 2011

5.     Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris, Design Thinking, AVA publishing, 2010

6.     K Vyas H, Design in The Indian Context, NID, Ahmedabad, 2000.

7.     B. Lawson, How Designer's Think: the design process demystified, Architectural Press, 1997.

8.     J.A Hoffer, J George, Joa A Velachich, Modern System Analysis and Design, Pearson, 2011