SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SV: [Sigia-l] logo as link to home
Re: SV: [Sigia-l] logo as link to home
From: m o r r y (morry_at_webproducers.org)
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 16:22:43 EDT
I'm not crazy about this article as the author points out that she asked the
users if they knew the logo was a link to home. I'm not sure how accurate
the responses are. Depending on the tone of the question the tester could
have revealed byass along with all the other reason why not to ask users a
yes no question.
I'm not interested in what users would do if they were given a task to do
that would reveal this convention. Maybe asking the user to go to the
homepage without using the back button or typing would give us more insight.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jody A. Hankinson" <hank99_at_bway.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: SV: [Sigia-l] logo as link to home
> IBM developerWorks has a nice piece called "Seven tricks that Web users
> don't know." First on the list is logos that link to the home page. The
> author, Carolyn Snyder talks about research, but I'm sure you could email
> and get more details.
> I've been a fan of this piece since I first read it and I re-read it when
> need a shot of humility. I also give it to clients like candy.
> - Jody
> Jody A. Hankinson
> Information Architect ......| Interpreting strategy and processes
> e: hank99_at_bway.net | into Internet applications.
> t: 917.749.0910
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