Navigation Basics

Navigation chart – shows way around website. Can be one chart or split for different navigation levels. Four main types of navigation: Linear Non-linear Hierarchical Composite, or Complex Good principles: No more than seven (plus/minus two) nav buttons “3 clicks convention” – user never more than three click from main page Keep it simple Label buttons or use text navigation […]


Design documentation – Navigation Chart and Storyboard Design documentation – includes variety of techniques including: navigation charts storyboards Techniques provide common understanding of development needs. Captures views of both clients and developers. Show organisation and structure of content. Navigation types Four main navigation types: Linear Navigate sequentially Build knowledge Example of user: Training materials Non-linear Navigate freely No pre-determined routes […]