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Patterns

The hook and bobber system requires a design perspective.

In complex systems, valuable insights are found in the patterns.  More precisely, patterns in seemingly randomness.

Imagine a field of tall, waist-high grass, waving in the wind.  It looks like an ocean of brown waves, rolling across the landscape.  At close inspection, a narrow line of grass is moving in the opposite direction of the wind.

This counter motion, subtly moving against the lean of the rest of the field might indicate a skunk walking through the field.  The skunk is never seen, but information is available such as her speed and direction.

In complex systems, valuable insights can be found in the patterns or irregularities in the patterns.  Astronomers use this to identify new planets, doctors look for diseases by identifying irregularities, and physicists, who have never seen an atom, can give detailed descriptions by their patterns.

Similar to the field of waving grass, a fisherman gauges the wave height, frequency, and how the bobber floats atop the water.  Then, based on the bobber action, and motion counter to the wave patterns, the fisherman is alerted that a fish has taken the bait.  The hook and bobber system is designed to attract with bait and hook when the fish bites.  Once the fish has bait in mouth, he swims away, pulling the bobber under water or out of rhythm with the water surface.  An adept fisherman can see nuances in the motion of the bobber that indicates a fish nibbling the bait without taking a full bite.

Designers look for nuances and patterns in complex systems.  Sometimes this is human nature, the human body or just a body of water with lapping waves.  These insights lead to human-centered design and solutions to the most complex issues.

 

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