Modeling Language Glyphs
Design Formation
February 6, 1998

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Design Formation

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Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick
Glyph
PROGRAM: Greek: to write before. A procedure for solving aproblem. Any organized list of procedures. Brush (pen): learning, wisdom, insight
Door: transition and protection (Egyptian)
SCHEMATIC CONCEPT: Latin: form, figure. A structural or procedural diagram, esp. of an electrical or mechanical system. + Latin: a thing taken to oneself. A general idea or understanding, esp. one derived from specific instances or occurrences. Compass: transcendent knowledge; the archetype controlling all works; the navigator
Door: transition and protection (Egyptian)
PRELIMINARY DEISGN: Latin: before the threshold. Prior to or preparing for the main matter, action or business. + Latin: to mark out. A drawing or sketch. The invention and disposition of the form,parts, or details of somethign according to a plan--a visual composition. Arch (threshold): being born again, leaving behind the old nature
Compass: transcendent knowledge; the archetype controlling all works; the navigator
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: Latin: to mark out. A drawing or sketch. The invention and disposition of the form,parts, or details of somethign according to a plan--a visual composition. + Latin: to unwrap. The act of expanding to realize the potentialities of; bringing gradually to a fuller, greater, or better state. Compass: transcendent knowledge; the archetype controlling all works; the navigator
Seeds of the Universe:
Japanese symbol for the act and embodiment of creation
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: To draw together an agreement between two or more parties, esp. one enforceable by law. + Latin: lesson, example, warning; to teach. A written or printed paper bearing the original, official or legal form of something. Scroll: the unfolding of life and knowledge; the scroll of the law
Compass: transcendent knowledge; the archetype controlling all works; the navigator
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: The act or process of causing to occur or exist. Latin: to lead forward + the act, manner or practice of directing or controlling the use of; to handle Vessel or bowl: receptivity, surrender of the ego
Hand: bounty, liberality, justice
EVALUATION: To ascertain or fix the value of. The rune oss: associated with signals and mouths
Variation of Caduseus: trade and communication; marketplace

 

Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from
J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols

Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols

Alex Patterson's A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest
Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultureal Icons & the Meanings Behind Them
J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Richard H. Wilkinson's Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyption Painting and Sculpture

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