Re: What alternatives are there to "Information Mapping"?

Subject: Re: What alternatives are there to "Information Mapping"?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:48:02 -0800 (PST)

I remember that memo, it used to be on a web site and
you would be timed on how quickly you could find
certain words or phrases.

The goal was to prove that their way was faster.
Ironically, I was able to scan for the words faster
than they said I should, so I "failed" the test.

--- Mark Baker <mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com> wrote:
> ian.saunders wrote
> >Does anyone have any comments (good or bad) about
> the "Information Mapping"
> >method of organising and presenting information?
> Are there any other
> >alternative methodologies that I might consider for
> training staff to
> write?
> I recently attended a seminar (read: sales pitch) on
> Information Mapping. In
> the course of this seminar we were given a simple
> exercise.
> First, we were given a memo written in paragraph
> form. The memo was densely
> written without breaks or headings and with lots of

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