A model is a representation of a system “Your Fashion, Expression, and Style” that allows for investigation of the properties of the system and/or prediction of the future outcomes. A model comprises of many shapes, sizes, and styles. A model is not just the real world object but also consists of human construct to help the society better understand real world systems. A model should at least have an information input “Expression”, an information processor “Style & Trend”, and an output of expected results “Community Awareness”, and should provide an environment where:
• simplifying assumptions must be made
• boundary conditions or initial conditions must be identified, and
• the range of applicability of the model should be understood
This may include conceptual models that consist of qualitative models highlighting important connections in real world systems and processes as a first step in the development of the more complex models. People receive information, process this information, and respond accordingly many times each day. This sort of processing of information is essentially a conceptual model of how things in our surrounding environment actually work.
A model may also be visualized as a visualization model. Visualization models comprise of direct links between data and some graphic or image output that may be linked with other types of models to convert the intended output into a visually useful format.
A model may also consist of abstractions of reality to deliberately emphasize one part of the reality at the expense of other parts. This is necessary due to objective power limitations, and may enable others to focus on the important aspect of the model. Models are mathematical, logical, business, corporate, or some other structured representation of reality consisting of the specific applications of the models to arrive at some form of outcome.