University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Naval Architecture
10 April, 2019
ADU, Trg Republike Hrvatske 5 10.00 – 10:45
CONTRIBUTION TO QUANTIFICATION OF COMMUNICATION
Josip Stepanić (B.Sc. 1994, M.Sc. 1998 and Ph.D. in 2003, all from the University of Zagreb) is a full professor at the Department of Quality – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. His teaching and researches in a significant part include systems, both from the theoretical and from the applicative point of view. Topics of particular interests are interdisciplinarity in researches, characterisation of emergences and innovations in complex systems. Along with his scientific and teaching carrier, he is involved in several long-term projects for recognition of scientific achievements and popularisation of a scientific method. Communication among humans is one of crucial human activities. Yet, its importance is not accompanied with the accurate and precise formal measure. Two starting points of this article are: (i) treating the communication among humans as a means to convene diverse individual and collective stimuli and needs; (ii) partitioning human environment into available, well-characterised communication modes, most of which makes possible mediated communication. Based on these starting points, a generic model of human communication between individuals and their environment is formulated and discussed. It is argued that there is a definite relation between the utilised communication modes and intensity of convened matter.