January 18, 2005

DESIGN: Navigational Blindness

This interesting article about navigational blindness from guuui.com argues that goal-oriented users tend to ignore standard global navigation tools, focusing on only the center of the page and the back button. The article suggests that users need prominent, integrated links that make use of the specific "trigger words" users are looking for.

(link via HeadsPace J)

Posted by Joanne Tzanis at 04:27 PM | Comments (0)

October 01, 2004

DESIGN: New eLearning Design Challenge

Good news...Ron Lubensky has posted the third eLearning Design Challenge, which involves designing a 15-minute introduction to a new computer system.

The challenges are a collaborative forum-type exercise for instructional designers - and a great example of blogs as a learning tool. (This is a particularly appropriate activity for participants in this semester's Principles and Practices course.)

Be sure to also check out the responses to challenge #1 and challenge #2.

Posted by Joanne Tzanis at 07:53 AM | Comments (0)