Information Mapping is a trademark methodology by Robert Horn. Their are three major steps in this process he has said.
The article states we need to analyze the text and the audience’s need to make effective decisions in our presentations.There are 6 categories of different types of information:
- Procedure (steps)
- Process description (explanations)
- Structure (descriptions)
- Concept (definitions and examples)
- Principle (rules)
- Fact (physical characteristics)
Then their are four basic principles to guide formatting decisions:
- Chunking: Is all the information broken down into non-divisible chunks?
- Labeling: Are all chunks of information assigned an appropriate label?
- Relevance: Is everything within a chunk of information essential to the audience’s needs?
- Hierarchy: Are hierarchical labels consistently applied to tell readers where they have been and where they are going?