Transformation processes


Processes that occur within a system[1] to ensure[2] the inputs[3] are changed into the outputs[4] in a controlled and intended way, without need[5] for additional human design[6] input.

Transforming refers to changing the structure or particle alignment within an existing material in order to change some of its properties, but, in terms of its composition, it remains the same material. For example, felting; beating an egg white; heat treating metals to harden or anneal them; steaming timber to soften its fibres so that it can be manipulated (bent).

Terms definitions
1. system. A set of interconnected parts designed to transform, store, transport or control materials, energy and/or information. Related Articles: Glossary: Intelligent systems« Back to Glossary Index
2. ensure. Check that something is there or included Related Articles: Glossary: Intelligent systems« Back to Glossary Index
3. inputs. If you do something, and a computer or system ‘receives’ that, you’ve given it input. If that input triggers a function, you might receive some kind of feedback from the system. Related Articles: Glossary: Intelligent systems« Back to Glossary Index
4. outputs. An output is data that a computer sends. Related Articles: Glossary: Intelligent systems« Back to Glossary Index
5. need. An identified requirement of a person, group, or environment. A need is identified from an issue and sits within a context. Technological practice can be undertaken in an attempt to meet an identified need. Related Articles: Glossary: Intelligent systems« Back to Glossary Index