What is product complexity

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Complexity what is it?

Nature enjoys simplicity;
it does not need the shimmer of superfluous reasons.
Sir Isaac Newton
A century ago it was announced with conviction that
that nature prefers simplicity;
since then it has been proven on more than one occasion
that the opposite is true.
Henry Poincare


Complexity is sometimes used as a fashionable expression for a complicated problem. The prevailing idea is that even the most complicated system can be broken down into its individual parts through patient analysis, so that an understanding of the overall system becomes possible.
In the case of a complex system, such a breakdown does not contribute much to the understanding of the overall system, since its essential properties arise only through the networked interaction of the individual elements, a phenomenon known as emergence.
Since non-linear feedback and self-organization processes work together in complex (social) systems, it is not possible to steer them in a specific direction.
Complex systems can, however, be understood in their entirety and influenced in a targeted manner if one takes into account the relevant factors, their interdependencies, the sensitive pressure points and the special properties of complex systems.
Based on a representation of the factors and their interdependencies within the framework of system modeling and system visualization, insights into the complex system dynamics can be gained through sensitivity analyzes and simulations.

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Representation of the so-called Bäckertransformation, which folds back diverging trajectories (3rd from left) (4th and 5th from left) in a kneading process. In addition, the processes run back in time (6th from the left). The kneading process starts again.
(More on this: Strunk, G. & Schiepek G. (2014) Therapeutic Chaos)

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