The Campaign For Better Information Architecture in Documents

Please apply some simple information architecture to document, presentations, diagrams, in fact any format that presents information to people.

Use a title, and headings in the correct order so that the most important sections use Heading 1, sections with that use Heading 2, and so on..

Use bullet points if you’re actually creating a list (lists are a way to group things that have something in common, they aren’t just presentational).

Link to other relevant documents to help people understand the history and context of the document.

And if you want to be really helpful, add meta information that tells people when the document was created and by who.

Your documents will be easier and quicker to understand because the information architecture of the document become a shared language that everyone ‘gets’ without having to figure it out for every document.