Information Architecture – Navigation Systems
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On the Web, navigation is rarely a life or death issue. However, getting lost in a large web site can be confusing and frustrating. While a well designed taxonomy may reduce the chances that users will become lost, complementary navigation tools are often needed to provide context and to allow for greater flexibility
Reading over this chapter on navigation systems was pretty straightforward about navigating through a web site. I remembered during my Library Admin class last year where there was a demonstration on using the USF library catalog. One of the first things the librarian said was to click on the site map. After the library’s home page, the next screen was a stripped down text only version of the same page. While this did not look as pretty with the graphics, the location of the information was laid out with lots of links which was a nice overview.