Abstract for: Learning with Memorable Dynamic Experiments and Real Data

This workshop teaches the art of creating dynamic experiments that involve an audience, and translating those experiments into working simulation models. The dynamic experiment is brief, exciting, memorable, and involves workshop participants. Behavior data is captured “real time” for later use. The audience discusses their observations of the experiment and their understanding of the data. A dynamic hypothesis is elicited from the audience and a simulation model created “on the spot” with help from participants to reproduce the observed dynamics. The motivation is to remove the mystery of simulation from people who have not (themselves) created simulation models. We want to involve people in experimentation and simulation, instead of having “dry” uninvolving presentations about modeling.