Clean Energy Research:social-technical system

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social-technical system

social-technical system
Definition (en) The term “social-technical systems” was originally used to describe systems that involve a complex interaction between humans, machines and the environmental aspects of a work system. Energy and electricity systems are examples of social-technical systems.
Explanation (en) The term socio-technical systems is widely used to describe many systems with five key characteristics:

• Systems should have interdependent parts.

• Systems should adapt to and pursue goals in external environments.

• Systems have an internal environment comprising separate but interdependent technical and social subsystems.

• Systems whose goals can be achieved by more than one means. This implies that there are design choices to be made during system development.

• System performance relies on the joint optimization of the technical and social subsystems. Focusing on one of these systems to the exclusion of the other is likely to lead to degraded system performance and utility.

Electricity and energy system fulfill these characteristics and therefore exemplifies one specific social-technical system.

Equivalents

sosio-tekninen järjestelmäsuomi

Sources

NardelliP2014, Baxter&al2011

References

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Tieteen termipankki 24.08.2019: Clean Energy Research:social-technical system. (Tarkka osoite: https://tieteentermipankki.fi/wiki/Clean Energy Research:social-technical system.)


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