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Highly-distributed loosely-coupled systems are applied to complex systems when there is a need to insure that the systems continue to operate, even when portions of the system are disabled. The creation of loosely coupled systems involves a mechanism for communication and synchronization between segments and a mechanism for the individual segments to operate with some level of independence. This paper focuses on the semi-autonomous behavior of the individual operating segments. There is a need for the creation of solutions that create fully explainable actions in order for the system to be audited and tuned by human observers. This report suggests a design methodology that allows the designer to visualize system operation during the creation of a set of adaptive rules. It is offered as an alternative to hard-coded solutions, neural and fuzzy solutions or conventional AI techniques.