David J. Cox  Explanation by Pattern  CONTENTS

Explanation by Pattern Means Massive Simplification


The Main Claim What makes the method distinctive.


Massive simplification achieved.


Logic becomes patterned without words or symbols.
Demo: Text vs. FLIPP Explainers* See how simplification and meaning arise from patterns.
Case study Example and Report -- Individual Retirement Accounts.
Applications Where Explainers have been used.
User Comments Verbatim quotes from system owners and users.
How Other Formats Compare Flow charts, modern symbolic logic, decision trees.
OR: Source of Logical Complexity Branching connections create logical complexity.
How to Design Explainers Tips.
Patterns Often Used in Explainers Examples: Some molecules, some Explainers.
Definitions What does 'logical' mean?
Reference - Internet Internet Sites
Reference - Books Books
New Notes   New 3/28/2006
Sages Say   Yogi Berra and others.
Philosophy   No explanation without understanding.
  Notify colleagues, associates..

*FLIPP Explainers is the name of the new method. FLIPP is the acronym for
Format for Logical Information Planning and Presentation.

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