The Universe of Discourse

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This is another framework I often refer to. I call it the “Moffett Framework” based on James Moffett’s explanation of the “Universe of Discourse”.

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I found it can be represented graphically:

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Where the vertical axis is speaker and audience and the horizontal axis is time and senses. I will discuss this further in a latter post.

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Systema: Zachman Framework Abstract

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The Zachman Framework I have seen diagrammed often. However, I have not found the diagrams any more enlightening than the original diagrams by John Zachman. The reason is because the diagrams referred to other diagramming conventions instead of revealing the underlying concepts being described by the diagrams. Click on the thumbnail below to view what I consider an appropriate abstraction of the Zachman Framework:

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I have submitted this diagram to John Zachman and he has welcomed it.

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