The key principle is simplicity, without over simplification. This may seem an impossible goal in todayís complicated and technical environments. However, I have NOT found any topic or subject so complex, that itís core components can not be meaningfully distilled and clearly represented On One Page.Visual Modeling Techniques -are used to simplify creatingROADMAP TEMPLATESthat provide rational "at a glance views" about any topic, with good perspective and verifiable accuracy. New discoveries, better understanding of events, and better ways to optimize business and manufacturing processes will continue to surface. HISTORY and BUSINESS roadmaps are living documents and will continue to evolve in their subsequent releases.
Any historical topic: cultures, countries, places,individuals,milestones, events, religionscan be summarized and presented using these template models. The reader quickly discovers a simple continuity in both appearance and understanding.By using common visual structures i.e. time-line grids, text-boxes, colors, fonts, arrows, etc. this visual modeling technique is ideal for presenting vast amounts of information in a very rational & condensed form. ROADMAPS (whether historical or process in nature) will always suffer from some inadvertent errors in facts, omissions, and lack of space for all key facts. Numerouscompromises are made to fit all core elements on main overview roadmap. Summarizing the essence of any historical topic or series of events forces the illustrator to first select what are the key data points. Then, the illustrator must determine how best to wordsmith relevant information and simplify data such as rounding dates, years, and periodswithout compromising historical accuracy. Finally how best to present all relevant information in a clear concise form that enables the readers to quickly visualize, grasp, understand, and learn about any topic will remain a great challenge. Certainly, we benefit by sharing a more common model of understanding.
Other historical roadmap models currently available for viewing on SYTôHome Page include: USA History Roadmap, USA Debt History, USA Birth of Constitution, L5000Y History Roadmaps, Golf History, Boxing History, Baseball History.