Notes on Hierarchy

  • Hieararchy:
    • is a way to organize information
      • useful when relationships between items of different depth levels is clear and straightforward
      • which can be easily divided in chunks
    • has different depth levels
      • the deeper you go the higher the detail
    • summarizes complex concepts
      • if well done, allows to understand the essence of a text by reading only the higher level
      • when created, forces the author to systematize their communication
    • improves thoght
      • by showing key concepts first
        • and detailed consideration below
        • with the possibility of linking to other sections
    • facilitates multiple accesses to information
      • by breaking down a topic into sections
      • by providing a structured approach
      • by promoting an inventory of concepts
      • by categorizing content
Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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