Unicist Functionalist Design


Unicist Evolutionary Constructivism

Unicist Evolutionary Constructivism

Unicist Evolutionary Constructivism

The Unicist Functionalist Approach

Managing the Nature of Things

Managing the Nature of Things

Managing the Nature of Things

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Unicist Functionalism

Managing the Roots of Functionality & the Root Causes of Problems

The functionalist principles allow managing the  roots of the functionality of things and the  root causes of problems. The functionalist principles are based on the functionalist approach to science. Functionalist principles are not a matter of opinion. They are a matter of evidence.  

The functionalist principle defines that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. Their interaction defines the functionality of the binary actions that make functionalist principles work.

Binary actions are two synchronized actions that, one the one hand, open possibilities establishing a functional context and, on the other hand, close processes to generate results.


Functional vs. Operational Visions

Functionality defines the value of things while operation defines their costs
Functional Knowledge Evolution

Watching the sun travelling across the sky from sunrise to sunset is a typical observation of operational phenomena.

People say that the sun is travelling across the sky which is, from a functional standpoint, false. People think that they are standing still on a place and that the sun is moving.

The paradox is that this phenomenon is basically the consequence of the rotation of earth, which happens roughly at 1,000 miles per hour, but people think that they are standing still, and the sun is surrounding the earth. 

Metaphors to Clarify Functionality

The cost of a glass is in its solid;
its value is in its hollow.
Its cost has no value.
Its value has no cost.
But both of them are within the glass.


The cost of a process is given by its operation;
its value is given by its functionality.
Operation has no value.
Functionality has no cost.
But both of them are within the process.


Managing the Functionality of Adaptive Environments

The concepts and fundamentals of adaptive environments define their functionality
Ontological Approach to Adaptive Environments

The real world is an adaptive environment. All the environments or systems in the real world are adaptive. What varies is the speed of adaptiveness, which varies according to the intrinsic characteristic of the systems.

Highly adaptive systems are those where the emergent results are fully dependent on the relationships and feedback from the environment.

To deal with adaptive environments it is needed to understand their functionality, which is based on their underlying concepts and fundamentals. Operationality is a consequence of the functionality of an adaptive system.


The Unicist Functionalist Design

The unicist functionalist design allows defining structural solutions in adaptive environments

The unicist ontology of adaptive environments allowed defining their functional structure that defines their dynamics and evolution. 

The unicist functionalist design is based on the use of the ontogenetic maps that define the functionality of adaptive entities whatever their kind.

The input to any functionalist design is the conceptual structure of the functionality of the entity that is being designed and the output is the definition of the operational design that includes the definition of the binary actions and their synchronicity and the design of the business objects.

The Functionalist Principle
The Functionalist Principle