Before & After examples
This section provides a demonstration and examples of how the Information Mapping method can be applied to a wide variety of documents in various media. It provides examples of different document types. Each is written in a conventional form "Before" and then is re-written using the Information Mapping Method "After."
Before and After Examples:
See how Information Mapping can work for different types of documents:
These are examples from 'mapped' websites and documents from our clients:
- Website (Pension Fund Employers Manual)
- Website (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
- Website and documents (World Health Organization)
- Large technical manual (Logix 400 Installation & Reference Guide)
Have you ever received a rambling voicemail message that drones on and on never really becoming clear about who they are or what they want? Everyone has and there is nothing more annoying.
Listen to these great examples of voicemail messages before and after applying the principles of the Information Mapping Method.
Don't mistake the format for the method!
What You Can See: What you can see is the format - how the information appears on the page. While it is tempting to imitate the format, there is more to Information Mapping than meets the eye. The format is just the finished product, the "tip of the iceberg."
What You Can't See: What you can't see is the method, used to create this format:
- the analysis
- the organization, and
- the appropriate use of presentation modes.
Without the method, the format cannot be effective.