SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] Site maps for web apps, vs for content sites?
Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] Site maps for web apps, vs for content sites?
Following up Annie's comment about "turning the site map on its side", I've been mapping out interactions by using "button" maps, where a box represents a single page (or state, if you like) and the only thing in each box are the navigation buttons...such as Save, Cancel, Previous, Save and Choose Another, etc...(this is a web app). To the right of each button I place its destination, along with the reason(s) the user might need to use this button.
This allows me to get a big chunk of the flow on a single page, easily locate buttons (and user intent) that I am missing, uncover extraneous navigation, and makes it easier to explain to the client.
I've been using this to debug ineractions and refine wizards, but it could be a concise piece of documentation as well.
And, exactly how does one "turn the site map on its side" anyway?
Search for businesses by name, location, or phone number. -Lycos Yellow Pages
When replying, please *trim your post* as much as possible.
*Plain text, please; NO Attachments
Searchable Archive at http://www.info-arch.org/lists/sigia-l/
IA 06 Summit. Mark your calendar. March 23-27, Vancouver, BC. http://www.iasummit.org/
Sigia-l mailing list -- post to: Sigia-l_at_asis.org
Changes to subscription: http://mail.asis.org/mailman/listinfo/sigia-l
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6
: Thu Feb 09 2006 - 10:58:05 EST