Every document created by information architects contains many layers of information. Too few layers of information, and the ideas within lose context and meaning. Too many layers, and the important ideas become obscured. Choosing the right ideas to include can make or break a document–and the project. In the slide deck, Dan Brown talks about several different IA documents, the kinds of information they contain, and strategies for selecting the right information for the right situations. Presented at the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2007 Information Architecture Summit.