A scale model can help us grasp our world around us. Whether it is a globe of the world 10+7, or a model train 10-2, scale models can be helpful and fun. For product design, it helps in the development of the prototype. For sculpture, it helps a client understand what the commission will look like when it is completed. For curators, it helps plan for an exhibition in a museum.
In order to go from a drawing of an idea to a scale model of it, there is the important step of drafting. Recently Matthew Miller of Project H explained the difference between drawing and drafting: “Drafting is a measured drawing.” He went further to explain: “We stressed to students that drafting is not necessarily about architectural training, but a methodical way of representing ideas in two dimensions.” Project H
Not only do scale models help one visualize but also communicate with others.