7 Jul 2009 - 2:25am
4 years ago
8 replies
Michelle Lau

changing standards for multi touch, multi user interfaces?

i'm currently in a master's program in interactive media at london
college of communications. for my dissertation, i'm discussing the
implications multi touch, multi user interfaces would have on current
information architecture standards. for example, navigation for a
multi touch, multi user interface needs to be somewhat universal or
symmetric, something that is not taken into account by current IA

in your work experience has anyone seen other considerations for
multi touch interfaces that are not taken into account by current

thank you for your help!

12 Jun 2009 - 11:31am
4 years ago
2 replies
Stew Dean

Simple and effective navigation for retail?

I thought I'd call upon the experience of the wide audience for this one.

I'm looking for views and examples of what people consider good solid retail
experiences for sites that sell a range of products.

22 Apr 2009 - 7:38am
4 years ago
33 replies
Michael Kay

The role of detailed footers

I have noticed a trend in websites using big detailed footers that
contain site maps, but a lot more, like a mini-homepage. Look at the
bottom of these two pages for example:

I understand this has something to do with SEO, but there may be more
to it. Have others in this community investigated this novel UI on a
usability or wayfinding basis?

2 Apr 2009 - 3:00pm
5 years ago
10 replies
Nicole Maron

Examples of tags as dominant navigation?

Hello peers,

I'm working on a high-volume video site that covers an enormous number of
topics that is growing by 2-5 topics/subtopics per month. Our search is
great btu we need to improve wayfinding and browseability. We had an
overblown hierarchical structure before that was difficult to manage on the
editorial side. Our biggest problems to solve now:

1) Hierarchical structure is problematic because each video can easily fit
in multiple categories.

25 Oct 2008 - 8:18am
5 years ago
1 reply
Jim Kalbach

[Announcement] Web Navigation Design Workshop - Early Bird Price Ends Oct 31


Just a friendly reminder that there's only one week left for the early
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See the brief course description below, or for more details and to
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Web Navigation Design - Optimizing the User Experience of Your Website
This day-long class covers principles of web navigation and methods

1 Oct 2008 - 3:01am
5 years ago
43 replies
Sachin Ghodke

Site Map - How important is it as a link?

Site Map: I have been wondering how important the link "Site Map" is which I
am planning to do away with on a corporate website?
What I am looking at is to have those few sections and their sub-links
upfront at the bottom of the page for all the subsequent pages besides the
home page. Is this going to be too much information for the user to handle?

I need all the advice you can give regarding this.

Thank you.

Sachin Ghodke

15 Sep 2008 - 1:48pm
5 years ago
20 replies
Philippos Savvides

Interesting interface design

Kind of uncomfortable in the beginning. Any thoughts?

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
5 years ago
76 replies

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration ).

13 Apr 2008 - 3:53pm
5 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

Corners, edges and multiple monitors

Hi all,

Using corners and edges of the screen for different things can as we all
know be a great timesaver. However in the day of the multiple monitor we're
facing some new problems, screens do not have edges on all sides.

So I'm designing an application that uses the edges for some global
navigation (left, right, up, down on respective edge). When you hit an edge
there's an visual marker along that edge and if you click it activates the

8 Apr 2008 - 3:17pm
6 years ago
3 replies
stephanie walker

what to name the social networking area of a huge retail site

Hi all,

Today I'm struggling with an issue I'm hoping you can help with. We are
trying to rename the section of a very large, multi-language, retail site
that contains user-generated content (blogs, wikis, forums, etc.) because an
executive does not like that it is currently called "Community". Yes, I know
this is not why you should mess with site nomenclature but welcome to my

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