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Reading Group S1:E2 - The Works of Herbert Simon (Part 2)

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As we didn’t quite get through everything on Herbert Simon last well, we’ll be running a second session to cover the remaining papers. This Wednesday we’ll have Damon covering the architecture of complexity and Ben with why a diagram is worth a thousand words. Given the new (shorter) format and as Dave briefly mentioned his new paper on disaster behaviour last week, we’ve asked if he’d like to give us a run through it as well.

For those presenting a paper, we’ll keep it to no more than 10 minutes with time after for discussion. If you wish, you may bring visual aids (powerpoint etc.) although it’s by no means essential.

Room is TBC (although likely the same as last week - X305)

If you’re going to be there and would like to partake in the food, please head to before Wednesday so we can get an idea of numbers…


  • Larkin, J. H. and Simon, H. A. (1987)  Why a Diagram is (Sometimes) Worth Ten Thousand Words, Cognitive Science, 11, 65-99.

  • Simon, H. A. (1962) The Architecture of Complexity, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 106(6), 467-482.

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