August 27th, 2007
UIE Usability Tools Podcast: Department and Store Pages
Recorded: August 7, 2007 from the studios of UIE
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
Duration: 21 min | File size: 10 MB
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Each week in our Usability Tools Podcast, I will be sitting down with UIE’s Managing Director, Christine Perfetti to discuss tips and tools for improving your site’s user experience. The goal of our weekly podcast is to share some of the most important findings from UIE’s research on web design and usability.
In last week’s podcast, we talked about Gallery Pages, which are pages with links to the site’s content pages. This week, Christine asked me about two other types of pages: Department pages and Store pages. These pages become crucial when an information-rich site has thousands (and sometimes millions) of pages.
In this podcast, we discuss:
» How Department and Store Pages help narrow down the content choices for users
» How Department pages help users make confident choices between galleries
» What sites successfully take advantage of Department Pages, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics
» What common mistakes designers make when implementing Department and Store pages
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