At the heart of any modeling is the how, here is a nice sequencing of how Einstien went about solving problems. Have been looking a lot into this lately and ran into this article so thought I would share
If its of interest to you and you wish more details on modeling Einstien look into the work of Robert Dilts 3 volume masterpiece on strategy of genius.
Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.
quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into
solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to
improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to
see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the
most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place!