[Editor’s note: this is a second article carrying on from an initial article about the OODA Loop]
Observation is near and dear to my heart. It is what the artist and the scientist have in common. They’re both unified in their need to take in information from the world around them and combine it with what they already understand. Boyd’s concepts of observation were dynamic. If we look at the diagram below we see the observation receives further input from later steps for re-evaluation as new information comes in, new decisions are made, and new actions are executed.