Category: Simulation

  • End-to-end simulation hello world!

    End-to-end simulation hello world!

    I’ve talked to many people about how to maximise the utility of a simulator for business decision-making, rather than focussing on the fidelity of reproducing real phenomena. This generally means delivering a custom simulator project lean, in thin, vertical, end-to-end slices. This approach maximises putting learning into action and minimises risk carried forward. For practitioners,…

  • Visualising System Dynamics Models

    Visualising System Dynamics Models

    Simulation is a powerful tool for understanding and solving complex problems, but sometimes simulations themselves can be hard to understand. Visualisation is a powerful tool for understanding what simulations are telling us, and also for socialising the limitations and assumptions built into predictions. An approach System dynamics is a simulation paradigm that can be used…

  • Curtin HIVE Data Visualisation Presentation (2014)

    Curtin HIVE Data Visualisation Presentation (2014)

    IT was great fun presenting some novel business data visualisations on the impressive hardware at Curtin Hive. I just found this video from the 2014 presentation – at about 25 minutes, check out “The Matrix” on the 3m x 8m cylindrical display!

  • Corporate Graffiti – Being Disruptive with Visual Thinking

    Corporate Graffiti – Being Disruptive with Visual Thinking

    As you go about your work you’ll come up against walls. Some walls will be blank and boring blockers to progress. These need decoration; spraying with layers that confer meaning. So pick a corner and start doodling. With a new perspective, you’ll find a way around the blockers. Other walls will come with messages – by…

  • Playing Games is Serious Business

    Playing Games is Serious Business

    Simple game scenarios can produce the same outcomes as complex and large-scale business scenarios. Serious business games can therefore reduce risk and improve outcomes when launching and optimising services. Gamification also improves alignment and engagement across organisational functions. This is a presentation on using games to understand and improve organisational design and service delivery, which…

  • Leave Product Development to the Dummies

    Leave Product Development to the Dummies

    This is the talk I gave at Agile Australia 2013 about the role of simulation in product development. Check out a PDF of the slides with brief notes. Description Stop testing on humans! Auto manufacturers have greatly reduced the harm once caused by inadvertently crash-testing production cars with real people. Now, simulation ensures every new car…