Website Design and Navigation Design

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Website Design : 

Website Design Navigation Techniques For Website Owners Jessica Bottomly LIS 560, Winter 2012

Website Owners: Many kinds of owners, many kinds of websites: 

Celebrities Personal Blogging Company Blogging Government Informational Website Organizational Website More… Website Owners: Many kinds of owners, many kinds of websites

Little Research on Information Behavior of Web Designers: 

Little Research on Information Behavior of Web Designers Web find most information on design in forums and blogs Standard practices generalized, not set in stone Freedom and a challenge

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Diagnostic Decisions What the student knows W here he or she should be in the instructional sequence Instructional Placement W hich specific difficulties the student is having Areas for the teacher to intervene

Formative Assessment: 

Allows for an examination of teaching methods and creates opportunity to improve teaching by changing the approach or encouraging practice when needed. Formative Assessment “Assessments become formative when the information is used to adapt teaching and learning to meet student needs .” -- Boston, Carol (2002 ).

Rubric for assessing competency in navigation building : 

Rubric for assessing competency in navigation building

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Skill Beginner Intermediate Advanced 1 . Understanding of user cognitive aspect Learner knows what tacit knowledge is and how it relates to navigation Knows what the 5 rules of navigation are Demonstrates knowledge of user oriented navigation Is able to identify when they are using tacit knowledge Demonstrates mastery of tacit knowledge and how to apply navigation in accommodation Is creative in the cognitive interactive aspects of website navigation design

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Skill Beginner Intermediate Advanced 2. Discern aspects of navigation and their strong application and weak application Able to cite three aspects of a strong navigational structure Able to cite three aspects of a weak navigational structure Able to identify three aspects of a strong navigational structure in someone else’s website Able to identify three aspects of a weak navigational structure in someone else’s website Able to identify three aspects of a strong navigational structure in own website Able to identify three aspects of a weak navigational structure in own website and know how to improve it

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Skill Beginner Intermediate Advanced 3 . Ability to prepare for building a navigation scheme Can demonstrate of knowledge of card sorting techniques Use techniques of “open” and “closed” card sorting to establish navigation scheme Applies navigation scheme to website Demonstration of ability to incorporate technical aspects and new functionality into website Demonstrates ability to adapt technology and functionality for unique uses

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Skill Beginner Intermediate Advanced 4 . Ability to evaluate website usability and navigation Knowledge of analytics and statistical analysis Understands the use and value of user feedback on websites Ability to apply analytical tools and statistical data to evaluate and improve navigation Demonstrates ability to interpret direct user feedback and make plans for improvement Ability to identify security risks and loopholes in architecture Synthesizes information to draw conclusions and demonstrates and shares experience through publications

Thank you : 

Thank you The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house. -- Thomas Reid

References: 

Bonk, C. J., & Zhang, K. (2008). Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey -Bass . Boston , Carol (2002). The concept of formative assessment. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation , 8(9). Retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=8&n=9 . Fuchs, Lynn S. (2000). Connecting Performance Assessment to Instruction: A Comparison of Behavorial Assessment, Mastery Learning, Curriculum-Based Measurement, and Performance Assessment. ERIC Digest E530 Knight, Kayla. (2011) “Planning And Implementing Website Navigation.” Smashing Magazine. Accessed February 18, 2012. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/06/planning-and-implementing-website-navigation/ References