Abstract for: Modeling the Digital Camera Use

Digital cameras have made revolution in photography by enabling enormous opportunities to the photographer. However, for the common person most of the pictures that have been shot by the digital camera might not be fully utilized because they remain hidden into a computer archives for a long time without being developed. This creates a paradox between the opportunities and the achieved purpose. This study develops a System Dynamics model of digital camera to present phenomena where exponentially growing opportunities are not necessarily proportional to the benefits achieved. The results of the model analysis describe the existence of the paradox due to growing pattern during the picture taking and passivity during the deletion of the unnecessary pictures. This lack of activity to balance the system creates paradoxical situation and growing accumulation of the photos into a computer archives