Information Mapping

Information Mapping (www.informationmapping.com) is a method for the analysis, organization, and presentation of information. Information Mapping is based on the needs of the users and their purpose in using the documentation. Many large organizations use Information Mapping.

Information Mapping has three parts: analysis, organization, presentation.

Analysis. In Information Mapping, there are six basic types of information. Examples of information types are:

An important principle of Information Mapping is that the different types of information are not mixed. For example, do not include a concept in a procedure. Instead, explain the concept before the reader does the procedure.

Organization deals with how the information is shown. For example:

Presentation deals with the form in which information is shown. For example:

Information Mapping is a useful method for technical writing, but it is not the only method. Examples of other methods of writing are as follows:

See also

'The 7 +/-2 Limit' in Words, volume 3, issue 2 (http://www.abelard.com.au/words-3-2.pdf).

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