|Hernán López-Garay is professor of Systems Thinking at Universidad de Ibagué (UNIBAGUE) in Colombia and Universidad de los Andes (ULA) in Venezuela. He is Senior Researcher and co-founder of the Centro de Investigaciones en Sistemología Interpretativa (Research Center for Interpretive Systemology) at ULA in Venezuela, the founder and General Coordinator of the Latin American School of Systems Thinking and Design (ELAPDIS for its acronyms in Spanish) and is also the founder and current Director of MYSCO, a research group based at UNIBAGE and focused on the Modeling and Simulation of Complex Social Systems. He holds a Ph.D from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with Masters Degrees on Systems Engineering and Control from the Case Institute of Technology (CWRU) at Ohio, USA, and on Systems in Management from Lancaster University (UK). He also holds an Engineering degree on Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). López-Garay is co-creator of Interpretive Systemology, a new phenomenologically based systems theory internationally recognized. He has published a number of papers on the study and design of complex social systems using the methodology of Interpretive Systemology. His book A Holistic Interpretive Concept of Systems Design is a phenomenological theory of design.