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The System Dynamics Model User Sustainability Explorer (SD-MUSE): a user-friendly tool for interpreting system dynamic models

Citation:

Hines, D., J. Kolling, T. Transue, AND R. Araujo. The System Dynamics Model User Sustainability Explorer (SD-MUSE): a user-friendly tool for interpreting system dynamic models. 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA, July 16 - 20, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

This poster describes an interface developed to enhance user interaction with a complex system dynamics model, developed to evaluate the multi-dimensional impacts of the Durham-Orange Light Rail

Description:

System Dynamics (SD) models are useful for holistic integration of data to evaluate indirect and cumulative effects and inform decisions. Complex SD models can provide key insights into how decisions affect the three interconnected pillars of sustainability. However, the complexity of large SD models can reduce their approachability by stakeholders and managers who are unfamiliar with SD modeling software. The System Dynamics Model User Sustainability Explorer (SD-MUSE) increases approachability, encourages exploration, facilitates interpretation of large SD models and their results. SD-MUSE is a point-and-click interface built around a complex SD model that operates through the Mozilla Firefox web browser. This work presents the features SD-MUSE and discusses the generalizability of this tool.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 07/20/2017
Record Last Revised: 07/19/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336969

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION