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You're overthinking it. This True-or-False question from the CUA (Certified Usability Analyst) practice exam is testing whether you can differentiate between a mental model, an implementation model, and a representation model. Let me give you an example. Here's my mental model, as a driver, of how a car works: I press the gas pedal, which sends more gas ...


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As others asserted the terms can be ambiguous, depending on context. From my experience: Conceptual design A non-committing design, that often captures high-level ideas without the details. "For this specific problem with have sketched 5 conceptual designs." The name also stands for a phase during the creativity/problem solving process - once the ...


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In a sense, they could be considered two phrases for the same thing. The core difference is that a conceptual model is more nebulous than a conceptual design. Conceptual design implies visualization, which while it can still be very basic (doodles on a cocktail napkin), is still somewhat more "realized" than a conceptual model. A conceptual model can be ...



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