Models represent complex ideas and relationships in visual, spatial, and tactile ways.
As a model, the ZYGO has two basic forms that represent different levels of understanding:
Whilst both the simple and complex ZYGO are depicted by a round model, the BLT framework can be modelled in many different ways, including squares. Some alternative models are provided.
The Simple ZYGO is a 'window on the world' that can be understood and applied independently to explore a range of problems.
Specifically, the Simple ZYGO explores problems through four panes or perspectives on a pair. It combines two of BLT's four dimensions (Left-Right and Positive-Negative) to explore the most significant pairs (zygos) of a problem. Accordingly, the four panes are:
All zygos relevant to the problem can be explored through the four panes of the ZYGO. This exploration leads to (a) the realisation of relationships between different zygos, and (b) the realisation of the relevance of the other frames of BLT's more comprehensive model - the Complex ZYGO (cZ).
The ZYGO is usefully seen as a lens or window on the world. It is part window, part mirror. Consider the following quotes for inspiration: