Computational Model Library

DiDIY Factory

Ruth Meyer | Published Tue Feb 20 14:19:44 2018

The DiDIY-Factory model is a model of an abstract factory. Its purpose is to investigate the impact Digital Do-It-Yourself (DiDIY) could have on the domain of work and organisation.

DiDIY can be defined as the set of all manufacturing activities (and mindsets) that are made possible by digital technologies. The availability and ease of use of digital technologies together with easily accessible shared knowledge may allow anyone to carry out activities that were previously only performed by experts and professionals. In the context of work and organisations, the DiDIY effect shakes organisational roles by such disintermediation of experts. It allows workers to overcome the traditionally strict organisational hierarchies by having direct access to relevant information, e.g. the status of machines via real-time information systems implemented in the factory.

A simulation model of this general scenario needs to represent a more or less abstract manufacturing firm with supervisors, workers, machines and tasks to be performed. Experiments with such a model can then be run to investigate the organisational structure –- changing from a strict hierarchy to a self-organised, seemingly anarchic organisation.

Modelling Electricity Consumption in Office Buildings: An Agent Based Approach

Tao Zhang | Published Thu May 19 16:47:17 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:40 2013

This is the electronic companion to the paper “Modelling Electricity Consumption in Office Buildings: An Agent Based Approach”

Peer reviewed Empathy & Power

J Applegate Ned Wellman | Published Mon Nov 13 17:30:32 2017 | Last modified Thu Dec 21 15:17:11 2017

The purpose of this model is to explore the effects of different power structures on a cross-functional team’s prosocial decision making. Are certain power distributions more conducive to the team making prosocial decisions?

Social model of a Team Developing a Planning-Methodology

Oswaldo Terán Christophe Sibertin | Published Mon Nov 18 11:31:56 2013 | Last modified Sun Nov 16 16:12:44 2014

The model represents a team intended at designing a methodology for Institutional Planning. Included in ICAART’14 to exemplify how emotions can be identified in SocLab; and in ESSA’14 to show the Efficiency of Organizational Withdrawal vs Commitment.

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