Ranking Diagrams

The CAS Explorer features a system for the submission and evaluation of explanatory diagrams relating to a variety of CAS topics.

Diagrams can be submitted and evaluated on each of the definition or topic pages in this site, with each being evaluated against the criteria here on this page. As the diagrams go through an evolutionary evaluation, fit diagrams will emerge. The site is set up to allow an evolving list of evaluating factors as well, which is what you can do here on this page.

Diagrams

While you can submit and rate diagrams for any concept or topic in the CAS Explorer, this page focuses on a specific set of topics. The goal of this page is to let you order the diagrams in your preference, from your favorite to least favorite. This will help promote a more unified and cohesive series of diagrams to help illustrate complex adaptive systems theory and its related topics.

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Diagram: Agents

#11

Diagram: Manifold

#12

Diagram: Feedback

#16

Diagram: Modular

#18

Diagram: Evolving

#20

Diagram: Fractals

#23

Save the order

Drag and drop the list of diagrams above so that the images you prefer the most are on top, then hit 'Save order' to help us determine which images are best for the site.

Concepts without Diagrams

Diagram: Rhizomes

Rhizomes
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Diagram: Requisite Variety

Requisite Variety
Lid milk single shot bar robusta milk, cream, beans as cultivar café au lait aftertaste saucer. Dark, cortado, est, coffee fair trade extra cortado turkish, variety.

Diagram: Open Scaffolds

Open Scaffolds
Lid milk single shot bar robusta milk, cream, beans as cultivar café au lait aftertaste saucer. Dark, cortado, est, coffee fair trade extra cortado turkish, variety.

Diagram: Non-Linear

Non-Linear
Non-Linear systems are subject to {{positive-feedback}}, which tends to amplify changes. Accordingly, they are 'non-linear' in that a small change in input can lead to a large change in output.

Badges


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Fitness Parameters

These are the parameters that are being used to evaluate the fitness of topic diagrams. They are sorted by their rating and change as new parameters are suggested and rated. You can view and rate all of the parameters here, and soon will be able to see how they fit within what is seen as the ideal or most 'fit' diagram not only for a topic but as a cohesive family of diagrams for the CAS Explorer.

Active Fitness Parameters
These are the parameters currently being used to evaluate topic images. You can rate parameters to help choose which parameters are more important.
  • Clarity of Idea
  • Simplicity as a Quality
  • graphic elegance
  • Legibility-Given the Required Scale
  • Professionalism of Design
It is now covered by another perameter -
You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
"> x 1 Smoothness of Animation
  • Its covered by another perameter -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 2 Animation
  • Fun
  • Suggested Fitness Parameters
    These are the parameters that have been suggested but aren't rated high enough to be active. Mark parameters below as important to help them rise in the list.
    too vague -
    Overall parameters aren't as effective in determining specific unique qualities that make for a good diagram. - Sean
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 2 Overall Quality
  • Original content (not sourced from elsewhere)
  • Animation (Not animated ->poor animation -> smooth animation)
  • duplicate parameter -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 2 Legibility Given the Required Scale
  • It doesn't need to convey ideas associated with other diagrams -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 2 Contributes as part of an overall 'family' of diagrams
  • Currently a parameter that is understandably vague; what does professionalism look like in a CAS diagram? I think graphic elegance may be more suited to what I think is the underlying idea of 'professionalism'. -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 1 professionalism
  • duplicate parameter -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 1 Original Design- Not Sourced from Elsewhere
  • Edgy
  • Use of Color
  • unique
  • Flagged Fitness Parameters
    These guys have been flagged 3 or more times and no longer get evaluated.
    This should be removed, its essentially the same thing as graphic elegance (which is a better descriptor), fun should be in its place instead -
    You can flag this and comment why, It will fall to the bottom with 3 flags.
    "> x 3 Graphic Punch
  • "> x 4 Dynamic