Tehnological modelling


Technological modelling[1] is the testing[6] of design ideas[5] to see if they can contribute to a fit-for-purpose technological outcome[9]. There are two types of technological modelling[1]:

* Functional modelling[2] is the ongoing testing of design[10] concepts
* Prototyping is the realisation of a fully functioning model[11]

Taken together, the two types of modelling[7] provide[12] evidence of factors that may impact on, and consequences that may result from, the development of a technological outcome.

Technological modelling involves two kinds of reasoning[8]:

* Functional reasoning[3] – how to make it happen, how it is happening
* Practical reasoning[4] – should we make it happen? should it be happening?

Terms definitions
1. Technological modelling. Technological modelling is the testing of design ideas to see if they can contribute to a fit-for-purpose technological outcome. There are two types of technological modelling: * Functional modelling is the ongoing testing of design concepts * Prototyping is the realisation of a fully functioning model Taken together, the two types of modelling provide evidence […]
2. Functional modelling. Modelling is a critical element of technological knowledge. Functional modelling is a component of Technological modelling which may be undertaken during the development of a project. Functional modelling tests suitability of design, enabling the ongoing evaluation of design concepts for yet-to-be realised technological outcomes. Evidence gained from functional modelling is used to establish (or not) […]
3. Functional reasoning. Functional reasoning focuses on “how to make it happen” and “how it is happening”. « Back to Glossary Index
4. Practical reasoning. Practical reasoning focuses on knowing what is justifiable in social and ethical terms and is based on what “should” or “ought” to be done. It is the normative element of technology and reflects the social and cultural morals and ethics of technology. « Back to Glossary Index
5. design ideas. Ideas specifically around design, and may be informed by research, what other people have done and what you have done in the past. It should meet the specifications of your brief. « Back to Glossary Index