In-House Unicist Functional Design Clinic

Emulating Nature

Emulating Nature

Emulating Nature

Unicist Functional Design Clinic

An Ontological Functionalist Approach

An Ontological Functionalist Approach

An Ontological Functionalist Approach


In-House Unicist Functional Design Clinic

Managing the Root Causes of the Functionality of Business Processes

Unicist functional design is needed to approach adaptive environments. The approach of adaptive environments requires using a strategic approach to be able to manage their functionality, dynamics and evolution.

The purpose of the functional design is the development of the conceptual design of an adaptive system that is the input to develop the solution. The conceptual design can only be apprehended if it is transformed into actions that generate the results that have been emulated in the functional process.

These actions occur at an operational level and require making the necessary destructive test that allow defining the scope of the application of the solution.

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About the Unicist Clinics

These Clinics are based on developing solutions using the unicist evolutionary approach and the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

They are a sort of pilot test of the functionality of the solutions provided by The Unicist Research Institute.

Managing the Root Causes of Businesses

The functional design is essential to define the possibilities of an adaptive system or environment. It defines the value a system can generate. This requires making their functional design that allows organizing based on their nature, which is defined by the underlying concepts and fundamentals.

An In-House Clinic works as a solution factory that develops a solution to a real problem of a company using the unicist conceptual protocols. 

Main application fields:

1. Process Design
2. Product Design
3. Marketing Design
4. Organizational Design
5. Strategic Design

Upgrading Value Generation and Customer Orientation

The development of a real solution allows participants to manage unicist conceptual protocols solving an actual problem by generating additional value.

The use of functional design differs structurally from operational design. The functional design emulates processes while the operational design simulates processes. Therefore, there is a need to have sound knowledge to be able to emulate processes first and simulate these processes afterwards.

The Unicist Functional Design

The driver of the functional design of adaptive systems is the need of increasing the value of processes or their adaptability. This naturally drives towards seeking their root causes, which requires managing the unicist ontology that allows managing the concepts and fundamentals that define them.

The purpose of the functional design of an adaptive system is the design of its operational process based on the knowledge of its functionality.

This begins to be achieved by developing a unicist conceptual engineering process that allows transforming universal ontogenetic maps into specific ontogenetic maps that describe the functionality of their specific functions. This description includes the indicators of the functionality or dysfunctionality of the fundamentals of processes.

The final stage to develop the operational process of an adaptive system is having the knowledge of the know-how and the know-why of the processes included in the system. When this knowledge is functional, the functionality, dynamics and evolution of the system is ensured.

Unicist Reflection to Manage Functional Design

The reflection sessions are based on the use of a conceptual framework to develop a real solution that allows participants to manage the unicist evolutionary approach.

They are developed based on the use of virtual real time collaboration and allow participants to experience the conceptual approach to real problems in adaptive environments.

Characteristics of the In-House Clinic

A specific problem is solving during the clinic using the unicist functional designers to solve a specific problem. In this activity the participants experience the functionality of this approach and the use of business catalysts.


Coordinator of the Clinic

A member of the Staff of The Unicist Research Institute with the participation of a Research Partner or Associate.

Cost of the Clinic

USD 3,500 + taxes

The Unicist Research Institute

The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution. TURI has a business arm, an academic arm and a social arm.

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