Robert Denton

Staggering work of genius from Portland, Maine – Photographer, Designer, Taco Maker, Birder, Biker, Business Owner

A Jakob Nielson Moment

Is Navigation Useful?

First bullet point: “users comment on the content first; if the content is not relevant, then they don’t care about any other aspect of the design”

Link this to the discussion of the “page paradigm” and the recent mention of a survey (user testing?) done with location of search input fields vs. links to search and the discussion gets even more interesting.

Suffice it to say, I am not dead set against the search box being front and foremost. I wanted to push against the edges of the desire to see what gave and what didn’t. Afterall, if you look at my history here I have more often than not put a search field forward (e.g., gateways and admissions but now switched back to link).

Posted: 16.04.2004 in Design, DiscussionsTagged , Both comments and pings are currently closed. — RSS 2.0

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