Archive for the 'Navigation' topic

SpoolCast: Mark Burrell’s Search Patterns Revisted

Today we’re revisiting search patterns by sharing the followup podcast Jared Spool recorded with Mark Burrell of Endeca. Jared and Mark discuss a few bonus questions from the previous Virtual Seminar. Included in the full post are a few highlights from the podcast.

A Link Labeled “Products” (or “Solutions” or “Clients”) is a Bad Idea

The other day, I listened to a fascinating interview that John Jantsch conducted with Vanessa Fox, author of Marketing In The Age of Google. Listening to her, I got this idea about links like “Products”, which we see on a lot of corporate sites. Vanessa was talking about these words from an SEO perspective, explaining […]

Take Full Advantage of Your Own Site Search Analytics

In our next seminar, Site Search Analytics, Lou Rosenfeld, who helped establish the field of information architecture, will show you how to take advantage of your site’s query data, data that’s sitting on your server right now.

SpoolCast: Hagan Rivers’ Escaping Navigation Hell, Live!

Web applications can get wild. You know the kind; something that’s on your corporate intranet with an obscure purpose, hundreds of screens and some kind of navigation kudzu growing in every direction. Hagan Rivers is one of our favorite wranglers of such apps.

Listen to a sample of Hagan’s Escaping Navigation Hell from the Web App Masters Tour in this episode of the SpoolCast.

UIEtips: Part 2 – Interviews with Web App Masters Hagan Rivers and Stephen Anderson

Recently in UIEtips, we featured part 1 of the Interviews with the Masters. Julie Zhuo shared how Facebook handles design changes and public reaction to these changes. If you didn’t get a chance to listen, Julie’s podcast shares some fascinating Facebook processes that you’ll want to hear. Bill Scott’s podcast looked at design patterns and […]

Web App Masters: Escaping Navigation Hell

When it comes to web app navigation, only a few have mastered the subject at the guru level. Hagan Rivers is one of those gurus, or, as we like to call her, the Master of Navigation. When you hear Hagan present, you hang on her every word. On the first day of the Web App […]

UIEtips: Browse vs. Search in Application Navigation

When our applications grow large and complex, how do we help users find the right commands and functions? If we were talking about large data sets, we’d build in a search capability. Would search also work for finding commands? Our good friend, Hagan Rivers, explores that question in this issue of UIEtips. Inspired by our […]