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Influence of Training and Exposure on the Usage of Breadcrumb Navigation

By Spring S. Hull Summary: Recent studies have shown that while the use of breadcrumb trails to navigate a website can be helpful, few users choose to utilize this method of navigation. This study investigates the effects of “mere exposure”

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Breadcrumb Navigation: Further Investigation of Usage

By Bonnie Lida Rogers and Barbara Chaparro Read article in Belorussion Read article in Romanian Read article in Russian In our last issue of Usability News, we reported on the general usage of breadcrumb trails as a method of navigation

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Breadcrumb Navigation: An Exploratory Study of Usage

By Bonnie Lida, Spring Hull, & Katie Pilcher Just as Hansel and Gretel created a breadcrumb trail to find their path back home, today’s internet user often finds a need to get back to a website’s previously visited locations; hence,

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Sitemap Design: Alphabetical or Categorical?

By Michael Bernard Not finding what you are looking for is one of the most common problems users have when using the World Wide Web. In fact, it has been stated by users that they fail to find specific information

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Using a Site Map as a Navigational Tool

By Michael Bernard Users often become lost when navigating on the World Wide Web. In fact, one study found that users fail to find specific information 58% of the time (GVU, 1989) due to navigational errors. This can be attributed,

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