Category Archives: Navigation

Faceted Navigation: Showing More Values

My workshop on faceted Navigation Design in Cologne at the IA Konferenz 2010 was a success, from my perspective. It really got me thinking about the details of design solutions and ways to structure discussion around very specific aspects of

Faceted Navigation: Showing More Values

My workshop on faceted Navigation Design in Cologne at the IA Konferenz 2010 was a success, from my perspective. It really got me thinking about the details of design solutions and ways to structure discussion around very specific aspects of

Faceted Navigation: Integrated Faceted Breadcrumbs (IFB), by Greg Nudelman

In preparation for my workshop on faceted navigation at the IA Konferenz 2010 in Cologne this past weekend, I’ve been thinking about faceted navigation quite a bit recently. In particular, I’ve been considering ways to explain and teach the subject

Faceted Navigation: Integrated Faceted Breadcrumbs (IFB), by Greg Nudelman

In preparation for my workshop on faceted navigation at the IA Konferenz 2010 in Cologne this past weekend, I’ve been thinking about faceted navigation quite a bit recently. In particular, I’ve been considering ways to explain and teach the subject

Browse Is The New Black

Search, search, search. Everyone is talking about search these days. Bing, semantic search, site search. That’s all you hear. Don’t get me wrong: search is wildly important to our daily experiences on the web. I’ve written a bit on search

Browse Is The New Black

Search, search, search. Everyone is talking about search these days. Bing, semantic search, site search. That’s all you hear. Don’t get me wrong: search is wildly important to our daily experiences on the web. I’ve written a bit on search

Breadcrumb Navigation continued…

I recently posted about breadcrumb trails. In a nutshell, breadcrumb trails have gotten a bad rap because, as navigation mechanisms, they aren’t really used that much. At least that’s what some studies have shown. But we’re starting to see a

Breadcrumb Navigation continued…

I recently posted about breadcrumb trails. In a nutshell, breadcrumb trails have gotten a bad rap because, as navigation mechanisms, they aren’t really used that much. At least that’s what some studies have shown. But we’re starting to see a

Pivot from Live Labs

Pivot is a new project from Microsoft Live Labs that looks very promising. It’s a system and interface for displaying and filtering large sets of information. From the Pivot website: “Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of

Pivot from Live Labs

Pivot is a new project from Microsoft Live Labs that looks very promising. It’s a system and interface for displaying and filtering large sets of information. From the Pivot website: “Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of

Breadcrumb Navigation

Seeing Breadcrumb Navigation Examined (via The Hot Strudel) reminded me that I’d been meaning to write a post about breadcrumb trails for a while now. The post contains a quite survey of various uses of breadcrumbs. It’s worth a peek. First of

Breadcrumb Navigation

Seeing Breadcrumb Navigation Examined (via The Hot Strudel) reminded me that I’d been meaning to write a post about breadcrumb trails for a while now. The post contains a quite survey of various uses of breadcrumbs. It’s worth a peek. First of

Designing Web Navigation in Japanese

The Japanese version of Designing Web Navigation is out. Here are some photos on flickr: Thanks to everyone who made that possible!

Designing Web Navigation in Japanese

The Japanese version of Designing Web Navigation is out. Here are some photos on flickr: Thanks to everyone who made that possible!

3D Tag Clouds

The 3D tag cloud isn’t new, but I came across one in real life on a Sydney tours site. WordPress has been offering a 3D tag cloud for a while now, developed by Roy Tanck. I’m not a huge fan

3D Tag Clouds

The 3D tag cloud isn’t new, but I came across one in real life on a Sydney tours site. WordPress has been offering a 3D tag cloud for a while now, developed by Roy Tanck. I’m not a huge fan

Modern Sitemap Examples

In my workshops on navigation design, I relate sitemaps to eating eggs: first they were bad for, then they were good for you, then bad, and then good in small doses. So what’s the deal: are sitemaps as a navigation

Modern Sitemap Examples

In my workshops on navigation design, I relate sitemaps to eating eggs: first they were bad for, then they were good for you, then bad, and then good in small doses. So what’s the deal: are sitemaps as a navigation

Nielsen on Mega Menus (aka Ribbon Navigation)

Jakob Nielsen has a recent post on what he calls “Mega Drop-Down Menus.” I previously blogged on this trend as well, originally calling them “sitemap menus” and then “ribbon navigation.” Nielson also draws a parallel to MS Word’s “ribbon” navigation

Nielsen on Mega Menus (aka Ribbon Navigation)

Jakob Nielsen has a recent post on what he calls “Mega Drop-Down Menus.” I previously blogged on this trend as well, originally calling them “sitemap menus” and then “ribbon navigation.” Nielson also draws a parallel to MS Word’s “ribbon” navigation

Rotating Navigation – Examples

Previously I pointed out how rotating navigation mechanisms are on the rise. These are content areas that show multiple items within the same space on the page. There is often an automatic part of the mechanism that “plays” through all

Rotating Navigation – Examples

Previously I pointed out how rotating navigation mechanisms are on the rise. These are content areas that show multiple items within the same space on the page. There is often an automatic part of the mechanism that “plays” through all

Uncertainty in Information Architecture

Below are excertps from a longer essay I wrote several years ago that never got published, mixed with a passage from Designing Web Navigation. In thinking about breadth vs. depth recently, I returned to this line of thinking and wanted

Uncertainty in Information Architecture

Below are excertps from a longer essay I wrote several years ago that never got published, mixed with a passage from Designing Web Navigation. In thinking about breadth vs. depth recently, I returned to this line of thinking and wanted

Rotating Navigation Mechanism

Seems like the rotating navigation mechanism has been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years, paritcularly for news sites, but also for ecommerce sites. With this device, you can highlight multiple stories or products within the same space on

Rotating Navigation Mechanism

Seems like the rotating navigation mechanism has been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years, paritcularly for news sites, but also for ecommerce sites. With this device, you can highlight multiple stories or products within the same space on

Handbuch der Webnavigation – Interview

O’Reilly Germany just published an interview with me about Handbuch der Webnavigation, the German title for Desiging Web Navigation. It’s in German, of course. Thanks to Volker Bombien for making that happen.

Handbuch der Webnavigation – Interview

O’Reilly Germany just published an interview with me about Handbuch der Webnavigation, the German title for Desiging Web Navigation. It’s in German, of course. Thanks to Volker Bombien for making that happen.

Navigation Design Workshop in New York

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop on the topic of navigation design in New York City in November: Web Navigation Design Tuesday, November 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Here’s the short description of the class: Optimizing the

Navigation Design Workshop in New York

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop on the topic of navigation design in New York City in November: Web Navigation Design Tuesday, November 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Here’s the short description of the class: Optimizing the