Map, graph or network as model
Once an initial question is defined – for example, what will be the future of the modern nation-state for the next twenty years – most methodologies start with building a strategic foresight and warning model, which will describe and explain the issue or question at hand. In other words, we construct our underlying model for understanding.
Image: Human interactome -CC BY-SA 3.0 Keiono – self-made. Dataset created by Andrew Garrow at Unilever UK. via wikimedia commons.