Systems thinking and art
Suggestion—the part standing for the whole—is a principal means by which art communicates; this is why art often tells us so much with such economy.
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, p. 377.
That's what system dynamics in particular and systems thinking in general is all about: economy in expressing the essence of a problem to foster economy in solving the problem and economy in creating deeper insights to be able to solve the next, similar problem.
I like that quotation.
I like the book, too; I'll probably write more about it soon.