Usability and
Web Site Navigation
     MMC 4341
      Week 4
Home page
Home page: Site ID
Home page: Sections
Home page: “Utilities”
Home page: Tag line
Secondary navigation
Highlight: The page you’re on
Highlight: The page you’re on
The footer: Lots o’ links
Different page design
But primary nav is still clear
     Site ID
               Sections   Utilities
Mismatch: Page headings
Krug’s “trunk test”
• What site is this? (Site ID)
• What page am I on? (Page name/heading)
• What are the major sections ...
Missing: The search box
        On a commercial Web site,
        we would expect to see the
        search box around her...
Usability and
  Web Site Navigation
Presentation by Mindy McAdams
      University of Florida
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Examples of consistent navigation based on principles in Steve Krug's book "Don't Make Me Think."

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Web Site Navigation and Usability

  1. 1. Usability and Web Site Navigation MMC 4341 Week 4
  2. 2. Home page
  3. 3. Home page: Site ID
  4. 4. Home page: Sections
  5. 5. Home page: “Utilities”
  6. 6. Home page: Tag line
  7. 7. Secondary navigation
  8. 8. Highlight: The page you’re on
  9. 9. Highlight: The page you’re on
  10. 10. The footer: Lots o’ links
  11. 11. Different page design
  12. 12. But primary nav is still clear Site ID Sections Utilities
  13. 13. Mismatch: Page headings
  14. 14. Krug’s “trunk test” • What site is this? (Site ID) • What page am I on? (Page name/heading) • What are the major sections of this site? (Sections) • What are my options at this level? (Local or secondary/tertiary navigation links) – Or, where can I go from here? • How can I search? From Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd edition, by Steve Krug. New Riders, 2006. This text is found on page 85.
  15. 15. Missing: The search box On a commercial Web site, we would expect to see the search box around here.
  16. 16. Usability and Web Site Navigation Presentation by Mindy McAdams University of Florida
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