INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group
Natural Systems Include All of Nature: Living Systems, Geology, Water, and Air
Co-Chairs: Curt McNamara, Dennis Tuckowski, Alex Wolf
INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group (NSWG)
NSWG priorities for 2022 are:
support for inclusion of natural systems thinking in system engineering and design
coordination with the VINE systemology cluster of NASA Virtual Interchange for Nature Inspired Exploration.
engagement and collaborations with other INCOSE Working Groups and stakeholders.
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We focus on:
Biomimetics and Systems Mimicry
Patterns in Natural Systems
Complexity and Natural Systems
Mapping Natural Systems Tools to the SE Process
The following items are products we will work on in 2022:
Release draft of Natural Systems for SE primer
Two + short videos: thick boundaries, and hierarchy / levels and layers / composite
Completed 5E handbook page edits
In addition we will curate about six webinars. The following are scheduled:
Product Development (April)
Resilience and diversity
Biocene conference (May)
More to come!
Content curators: we have a few topics in mind, and are open to more. Set up webinars or focused discussions. The individual will select a topic and suggest papers for an informal discussion. They will also work with leadership to suggest a webinar speaker on the topic.
We conducted three NSWG sessions at IW2022, and one joint session with the Systems Science WG. Send a note for link to recordings.
INCOSE Seattle Chapter Presentation
April 13, 2022
Natural Systems and Product Development
This presentation will cover methods and examples of integrating Natural Systems and bio inspired designs into product design and the product development process to further enable innovative design solutions.
Curt McNamara, P.E. is an educator with expertise in design and systems engineering. He teaches bio-inspired design, innovation, systems practice, and the work of Buckminster Fuller.
Meeting Details at:
Working Group Update
- the 5E handbook entry has been submitted! We also submitted ideas for a figure to accompany the text.
- the primer is being re-organized to follow the handbook topic flow
- our goal is to release the draft for comments at the spring Biocene on May 18-20.
Co-Chairs: Curt McNamara,