A diagram that visualizes relationships between different concepts. Nodes containing concepts are linked with labeled lines and arrows in order to explain how they are associated.
Can help to explain how a series of complex, interrelated ideas correspond to one another. Builds an understanding of a body of knowledge, and helps to uncover misunderstandings.
Dan Brown gives a great explanation of Concept Models in this UIE article and also devotes an entire chapter to them in his book Communicating Design.
The diagram on the card is the fantastic work of Bryce Glass. Thanks Bryce for sharing the model with us!
Posted in on March 18, 2009