Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) Why Model?

a) To be an Intelligent Citizen of the World
b) To be a Better Thinker
c) To Understand the Data
d) To Decide, Strategize and Design

2) Some sample models

To think, understand and communicate these proverbs in the best possible way:
a) Two heads are better than one
b) Too many cooks ruin the brothe
c) A stitch in time saves nine
d) Those who hesitate are lost

3) Why we need Systems Thinking/Modeling or ‘Taking a systems approach’?

4) How is Systems Thinking and Design Thinking related?

5) What is the relationship between Innovation, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking?

Today innovation is everyone’s business. Whether you are a manager in a global corporation, an entrepreneur starting up, in a government role, or a teacher in an elementary school, everyone is expected to get lean – to do better with less. And that is why we all need design thinking. At every level in every kind of organization, design thinking provides the tools you need to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities that are there – you’re just not seeing them yet.

Design thinking and working with System models containing four key questions and several tools will empower you to tackle design thinking as a problem solving approach. These methodologies enable to use design thinking to uncover compelling solutions.

6) Define Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). CER versus RCT. Give one example.

7) Define Person-centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). Give one example.

8) Compare and Contrast Comparative Effectiveness (CER) and Health Policy Research (HPR)