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Re: "Greater Than" symbols used for other things


From: Adrian Howard
Date: Sep 30, 2002 4:21PM

On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 09:43 pm, Lisa Halabi wrote:

> [snip] I was quite surprised to find that although some
> did notice breadcrumbs, hardly anyone actually used them for navigation. I
> therefore came to the conclusion that they were not as beneficial as I
> originally thought they would be.[snip]

Wandering off topic... but just because a user doesn't use the trail
for direct navigation doesn't mean that they don't find it useful.

I've had similar experiences of users not using the trail for
navigation, but they *did* use it as a cue for positioning themselves
in the site.

Tests without the trail showed markedly lower performance levels, even
though the trail wasn't used much for direct navigation.


Adrian Howard < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
phone: 01929 550720 fax: 0870 131 3033 www.quietstars.com

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