Now and then, I here this:
From the conceptual point of view ...
However, I still can't get its meaning. I think it is somehow related to the way to think about a particular subject, but I'm not sure.
What does it mean?
also known as the notional view here I hear it a lot in meetings with high level managers...
In general, there are two major ways to analyze or consider a particular subject: factually and conceptually. To fully comprehend the meaning of "conceptual point of view" as it is often used in English, it is important to understand this contrast.
A factual point of view is one that perceives characteristics that can be directly analyzed, measured, and observed. As an example:
By contrast, a conceptual point of view is one that perceives characteristics that cannot be truly observed, and instead only exist as concepts.
Do you see the difference? The first example focuses on the observed effects and applications of the phenomenon. Whereas the second example discusses the concepts and theory behind it.
So in general, when describing something from a "conceptual point of view", it's a good idea to stick with qualitative properties (i.e. qualities).
Looking at is in an abstract way, without dealing with the details.
From a conceptual point of view the Golden Gate bridge is a simple machine.
From a conceptual point of view climbing a mountain is easy: you just have to put one foot after the next until you reach the top. In reality it can be quite challenging to climb mountains as you have to worry about frost bit and altitude sickness and a myriad of of other problems from blisters to avalanches.