Knowledge work as 'science of the artificial'

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The concept sciences of the artificial was developed by economist and Nobel laureate Herbert Simon, to point at a new brand of science that does not study natural reality, but man-made things, with a view towards making them better.

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"All knowledge work can, and practical informing also needs to be considered and treated as ‘sciences of the artificial.’" [1]

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  1. This idea is elaborated in my book manuscript Informing Must be Designed, see an overview in introduction, and a more thorough argument in Chapter Two (the password for opening the text is 'Dubrovnik'.

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