Washing symbols are a universal way to quickly explain key properties of a piece of cloth and how you should handle it. A similar approach for models would help designers to understand the context, goal, quality,... of a model they just ran into.
The first step in refactoring modeling technology is to understand and tame language complexity. This post proposes several solutions for that, for instnace, the definition of alternative notations for the same conceptual language.
Clearly, the huge potential of modeling has not come to fruition yet. Read on to see why and what are the requirements we propose for a transformation of modeling technologies in a complete new ecosystem, called miotope