I am working on a project where the client is fairly prescriptive with
their navigation labels (i.e. they tend to give us pre-defined
sitemaps). We constantly try to challenge their labels, as we
believe they are more organisation-focused than user-focused.
However, in order to do this, we need to have good reasons
A current issue is using questions as navigation labels e.g. How are
cars made?. I think that this adds unnecessary complexity, and feels
My current project is a social network. I'm actually having some trouble
putting together a good site map because so many features seem to either
overlap, or more importantly, one page will support multiple features. There
is much less of a "page" paradigm, it's so much more the interactive
behavior of the users. For example, on Facebook's profile page, I can do so
many different things - especially if I have added any applications.
Have any of you faced this, and if so, how did you tackle site mapping?