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maintenance by design

Vaughn Tan3rd January 2021 at 7:37pm

The highest level of maintenance, which is to design a system in its entirety to require and enable meaningful attention when its operating conditions change—maintenance by design is whole system design for environmental perception and response. Maintenance by design increases adaptability and resilience and is appropriate for design in the context of uncertainty. If you're specifically interested in maintenance by design, start with #15: Maintenance by design.

See also: control, complexity, forcing function, inefficiency, routines, tradeoffs, uncertainty mindset, work-in-progress.