Heuristics - Simple Tools for a Complex World

Document type: Conference Presentations
Peer reviewed: No
Author(s): Bertil Rolf
Title: Heuristics - Simple Tools for a Complex World
Translated title: Heuristik. Enkla redskap för en komplex värld
Conference name: VIIth AESOP WORKSHOP - Thematic Group on Planning and Complexity
Year: 2008
City: Milano
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: bertil.rolf@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Representing the complexity of a complex world is neither possible, nor helpful for practical judgment or decision-making. Human decision makers are hampered by cognitive limitations and, often also, time pressures and open-ended decision processes. Computer tool for simplifying understanding can help overcome some of these problems. I will here show that heuristic tools, enabling various conceptualizations can be of help in representing a complex world in a manner simple enough for professional inquiry and decision making to be feasible.
Subject: Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Business Administration\Information
Keywords: Heuristics, Complexity