Am I There Yet?


Poorly designed Web sites do more than slow users downthey can actually discourage them from using the site. When people can't find what they need, they often assume that the information isn't available there. In frustration, they may go elsewhere.

With a sympathetic design, people find and manage information effortlessly; the labeling, layout, and relationship between individual pages are clearly represented. Good navigation design shows people where they are, where things are located, and how to get the things they need in a methodical way. An appropriate IA makes people comfortable to explore and confident that they can easily return to previously viewed pages.

One of the biggest compliments a site can get is when people don't comment on its structure in user testing. On well-organized sites, users can freely move along, focusing on their task, without having to worry about the site's structure. It's the designer's job to worry about the site's structure, not the users'.

One of the biggest compliments a site can get is when people don't comment on its structure in user testing. It's the designer's job to worry about the site's structure, not the users'.





Prioritizing Web Usability
Prioritizing Web Usability
ISBN: 0321350316
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 107

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