Organization: Labeling Consistency Web standards Professional / Field standards Metaphors
Navigation: Types Hierarchical Global Local Remote Ad Hoc
Ad Hoc Navigation
Navigation: Tools Browser features Search engines Drop Down Menus Navigation bars Bread crumb trial Embedded links Icons Frames Indexes (indices for some of you).PDFs
Browser Features Back and Forward Button History Menu Bookmarks Color coded hyperlinks Destination URL
Drop Down Menus
Navigation Bars Top = Good Bottom = Required Left = Acceptable Right = Avoid
Bread Crumb Trail
Frames Just Say No
Users with Disabilities The two themes of Accessible Web Design are… Ensuring graceful transformation. Making content understandable & navigable
Where to Start Goals Audience Use Cases Mapping/Hierarchies Usability testing Graphic designers At the Beginning …
Usability Testing The Trunk Test What site is this? What page am I on? What are the major sections of this site? What are my options on this level? Where am I in the scheme of things How can I search?
Innovations in Navigation Concept Mapping ZUI
Concept Mapping Institute for Human and Machine Cognition at the University of Florida
Concept Mapping (STORM-LK)
Concept Mapping – METOC Detail COMMAND HISTORY of the NASP METOC The Aerological Office at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, is almost as old as naval aviation itself. It was the first weather office established to support naval aviation. The requirement for an Aerological Unit was identified on 8 May 1917 when a request was made to the Commandant of the Pensacola Naval Station to employ a competent civilian to keep records of air conditions and other meteorological phenomena at NAS Pensacola. The necessity for a Meteorological Unit was further recognized when wind directions and velocities aloft to altitudes of approximately 1,500 feet were needed in connection with the dirigible, free balloon, and kite balloon … METOC Experts who helped build STORM-LK Commander Dan Soper is Commander of the NASP METOC. He has served as Combat Officer and Weapons Officer in addition to his service in aerography. As Ocean Services Officer at Pearl Harbor and Fleet Oceanographer for the Second Fleet, he was responsible for all oceanographic products. At Pearl he also prepared the "Local Forecaster's Handbook." He also served as Instructor in Environmental Support for the Atlantic Tactical and Navy Doctrine School, as Executive Officer at the Naval Ice Center, and as amember of the Staff of the OCeanographer of the Navy. His diverse experience amounts to nearly 14,500 hours at weather forecasting and oceanography-related tasks. …
Zooming User Interfaces PAD++ Developed at University of Maryland
Zooming User Interfaces
Resources Dont Make Me Think! – Steve Krug Information Architecture for the World Wide Web - Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Moreville Designing Web Usability – Jakob Nielsen The Human Interface – Jef Raskin
More Resources UseIt.com – Jakob Nielsen WebMonkey.com W3C.org HumanFactors.com
Conclusion – Dont Make Them Think! People want to know: Where am I? Where have I been? Where can I go?
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