Template-Models 2: Template Mind-Maps
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is a template mind-map?”
“It’s a tool for visualizing template-models [<link; short length].
The basic structure of a template-model is:
model-prefix + model + model-suffix
model is the fixed part of the template.
model-prefix and model-suffix is the variable part.
Represented as a mind-map, it looks like this:
This is a template-model centered around Learning.”
“So Learning is the fixed part of the template.”
By combining it with other models, you get various useful conceptual-models, like:
optimal-learning (model-prefix + model)
learning-output (model + suffix-model)
optimal-learning-output (model-prefix + model + model-suffix)”
“Why did you choose to represent those particular models on the map?”
“I’m working on optimizing Learning. The models on the map have actual practical application. They are conceptual-tools.
Taken as a whole, I call them MIV – Most Important Variables.”