Navigation Aids

Key Navigation Aid "DOs"

A number of empirical studies have been conducted on how users "navigate" - i.e., find their way around - websites using various navigation aids (links, menus, navigation bars, buttons, site maps, etc.). Many of the findings are related to how and where navigation aids should appear. The most important ones for NEES websites are the following:

Key Navigation Aid "DON'Ts"

Equally important are the findings that indicate how navigation aids should not be used: