The objective here is to turn a subject into a scene that describes all of its different interconnected parts. It might picture a real place or process but more often it is a fictional situation that translates the real world into something more imaginative - a space station or air traffic control. It’s the event story hung on a metaphor and the analogies that spring from that can really illuminate the content. 

This example was the result of one day’s workshop on a big whiteboard.

These are not strict categories and scribes will often be a mixture of approaches.