Category Archives: Wayfinding

Parking Lot Usability

On occasion, I will encounter a parking lot that has been poorly designed, difficult to navigate, and, thus, prone to cause vehicle jams and accidents.  I drove through a parking lot last week that was quite a doozy:  narrow parking spots, … Continue reading

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Home Button Extinction?

There’s an article on the IDYeah Blog written by Vishal Mehta titled “Home is Not Required” (http://idyeah.com/blog/2013/03/home-not-required/) that discusses the ongoing debate regarding the use of a home button on websites that navigates users back to the site’s homepage. I’ve … Continue reading

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Users’ Different Navigation Styles

Here’s a fascinating conference proceeding paper, titled Discovery of Individual User Navigation Styles and written by Eelco Herder and Ion Juvina, which discusses how a user’s unique characteristics can affect how he or she navigates websites. Conducting this type of user research … Continue reading

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Make It More Usable!

I’ve decided to start a series within my blog titled Make It More Usable!  The premise is to analyze an object, product, or service that has usability/UXD issues and offer up ideas on how to make it more usable and … Continue reading

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I ♥ Breadcrumbs/An Ode to Breadcrumbs

This post is not about a Grimm fairy tale.  It’s about a wonderful navigational feature for websites known as breadcrumbs.  Some UXers think they can be unnecessary, while others think they play an important role in helping users orient their … Continue reading

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