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Prioritizing Web Usability by Hoa Loranger, Jakob Nielsen

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Chapter 6. Navigation and Information Architecture

172 Am I There Yet?

173 Match the Site Structure to User Expectations

Recommended Reading About IA

Intranet IA

178 Navigation: Be Consistent

184 Navigation: Beware the Coolness Factor

Kids Like Minesweeping

Don’t Be Duped by Duplicates

189 Reduce Clutter and Avoid Redundancy

192 Links and Label Names: Be Specific

202 Vertical Dropdown Menus: Short Is Sweet

202 Multilevel Menus: Less Is More

205 Can I Click on It?

Affordances

210 Direct Access from the Homepage

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Chaotic design leads to dead ends and wasted effort. Hastily thrown-up Web sites without effective information schemes prevent users from getting to the information they seek. When this happens, they may give ...

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