A framework for models

Many different types of models but Ackkoff (1962) proposes three categories: iconic model – expected to behave same as real thing. e.g. scale model of ship or model aircraft in wind tunnel. analogue model – attempt to simulate behaviour without necessarily replicating physical appearance. e.g. computer games like Forza and FIFA. analytical model – developed from mathematical or logical relationships […]

Model Definition

Useful when considering situation without losing holistic viewpoint, example of modelling is boundary and environment diagram. The type of model used should be the best suited based on our understanding of the situation. A model is an abstraction of reality, to abstract is to summarise. Models are created because: Real life is complex – not just black and white but […]