Part 3 Creating System Architecture

In Part 2, we retrospectively analyzed the decisions of other architects. We worked backwards through existing architectures to identify the form, function, architecture, and concept. Now begins the harder work of real synthesis: defining architectures that do not yet exist, and doing so for complex systems.

Part 3: Creating System Architecture, takes a forward path, from early identification of system needs to concept selection and architecture. However, in complex systems, we can no longer represent examples in their entirety. Our emphasis switches from complete representations to choosing the right lens through which to view the architecture. It will become increasingly important that we choose lenses wisely, ...

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