Simulation thinking: Where design and analysis meet

Mary Kathryn Thompson

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Design and analysis have historically been viewed as opposites. However, design and analysis are closely related activities which involve similar types of thinking. This work examines the similarities and differences in cognition and education for design and numerical simulation. The educational pedagogy and educational outcomes of a first year design program and a graduate level finite element analysis course are discussed, and a list of characteristics and cognitive abilities of a good simulator - dubbed "simulation thinking" - is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5770-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 200916 Dec 2009


Conference2009 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


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