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Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experienceby James kalbach
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Thoroughly rewritten for today's web environment, this bestselling book offers a fresh look at a fundamental topic of web site development: navigation design.
Amid all the changes to the Web in the past decade, and all the hype about Web 2.0 and various rich interactive technologies, the basic problems of creating a good web navigation system remain. Designing Web Navigation demonstrates that good navigation is not about technology, it's about the ways people find information, and how you guide them.
Ideal for beginning to intermediate web designers, managers, other non-designers, and web development pros looking for another perspective, Designing Web Navigation offers basic design principles, development techniques and practical advice, with real-world examples and essential concepts seamlessly folded in. How does your web site serve your business objectives? How does it meet a user's needs? You'll learn that navigation design touches most other aspects of web site development. This book:
Author Kalbach creates the perfect guide for the ever-evolving world of web navigation and covers issues that have developed in the past decade. The book focuses on design principles and development techniques, with case studies and essential concepts seamlessly folded in.
About the Author
James Kalbach has a degree in library science from Rutgers University, as well as a master's in music theory and composition. He is currently a Human Factors Engineer with LexisNexis and previously served as head of information architecture with Razorfish Germany. He is an active speaker and author on information architecture and usability in Germany, where he helped co-found an IA community.
Table of Contents
Dedication Preface Part I: Foundations of Web Navigation Chapter 1: Introducing Web Navigation Chapter 2: Understanding Navigation Chapter 3: Mechanisms of Navigation Chapter 4: Types of Navigation Chapter 5: Labeling Navigation Part II: A Framework for Navigation Design Chapter 6: Evaluation Chapter 7: Analysis Chapter 8: Architecture Chapter 9: Layout Chapter 10: Presentation Part III: Navigation in Special Contexts Chapter 11: Navigation and Search Chapter 12: Navigation and Social Tagging Systems Chapter 13: Navigation and Rich Web Applicatios Colophon
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