Concept Number: *448
English Master: Model
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
The representation can be in any useful format including specifications, drawings and physical representations.
• templates purpose is to give us ideas about possible patterns or ideas.
• model purpose is to convey information about one or more aspects of a System or Product.
a. A given model may have any interesting limited Function (what the model does)
b. and any given Design (how the model achieves its performance and Cost characteristics - its Efficiency)
c. a model can have any real set of perceivable (measurable, testable) Performance characteristics
d. a model can have any real set of Costs (for Acquisition, learning, setup, operation, evaluation)
e. a model can have a set of Constraints (legal, cultural, conventional, physics)
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.