The 6 Information Types

Ask yourself...

What questions are your readers trying to answer as they read your document?


The Information Types will help you to categorize your information, based on the purpose of the communication, from the reader's perspective.

Overview of the 6 Information Types

According to Information Mapping®, everything you write can be classified into one of the following 6 Information Types:

Principle Principle
Concept Concept
Structure Structure
Process Process
Procedure Procedure
Fact Fact