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
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.
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.
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).
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
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