Notes on David Woods's Resilience Engineering short course
These are my personal, unofficial notes on David Woods's Resilience Engineering short couse.
Official course site: http://csel.org.ohio-state.edu/ResilienceEngineering.html
The lectures are available for free online at the link above.
Direct links to lectures
The videos on the official page are in iframes, which seems to prevent Chrome from viewing them in full screen mode. Here are direct links to the videos, which allows the videos to be full screen.
I watched the videos at 2X speed using the Chrome Video Speed Controller plugin.
- Lecture 1
- Lecture 2
- Lecture 2B (~11 minutes .mp4 file)
- Lecture 3
- Lecture 4
- Lecture 5
- Lecture 6 (starts at 2:15)
- Lecture 7
- Lecture 8 is missing
- Lecture 9
- Lecture 10
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12
Woods mentions several readings in his lectures, but as of this writing there isn't a publicly available list of them. I've tried to guess based on his description of them in the lectures.
D. L. Alderson and J. C. Doyle, "Contrasting Views of Complexity and Their Implications For Network-Centric Infrastructures," in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 839-852, July 2010. doi: 10.1109/TSMCA.2010.2048027
Perry & Wears, Underground Adaptations: Case studies from Health care: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257480321_Underground_Adaptations_Case_Studies_from_Health_Care
Work-arounds, make-work, and kludges by Koopman and Hoffman: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1249172
Richard Cook’s “Being Bumpable” - intensive care units http://csel.eng.ohio-state.edu/productions/woodscta/media/beingbump.pdf
Chapter: How adapative systems fail: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284173754_How_Adaptive_Systems_Fail In book: Resilience Engineering in Practice, Chapter: How Adaptive Systems Fail, Publisher: Ashgate, Editors: E. Hollnagel, J. Paries, J. Wreathall, D. D. Woods, pp.127-143
Stephens, R.J. & Woods, David & Patterson, Emily. (2015). Patient boarding in the emergency department as a symptom of complexity-induced risks. Resilience in Everyday Clinical Work. 129-144. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312624891_Patient_boarding_in_the_emergency_department_as_a_symptom_of_complexity-induced_risks
Stephen Lansing paper Balinese water temples: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1525/aa.1987.89.2.02a00030
The theory of graceful extensibility: basic rules that govern adaptive systems: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10669-018-9708-3
Cook R, Rasmussen J “Going solid”: a model of system dynamics and consequences for patient safety BMJ Quality & Safety 2005;14:130-134. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/14/2/130
Elinor Ostrom: Coping with tragedies of the commons
Simon's Slice: Five Fundamental Tradeoffs that Bound the Performance of Human Work Systems (Hoffman & Woods): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260404967_Simon's_Slice_Five_Fundamental_Tradeoffs_that_Bound_the_Performance_of_Human_Work_Systems
Al Roth paper about markets unraveling: www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/itgg.2008.3.1.119
Feltovich & Spiro paper about oversimplifications: doi.org/10.1093/jmp/14.2.109
These are the notes I took watching the lectures. I took a combination of handwritten notes (using my reMarkable tablet) and typed notes: