Modeling information navigation: Implications for information architecture

Miller, Craig S. and Remington, Roger W. (2004) Modeling information navigation: Implications for information architecture. Human-computer Interaction, 19 3: 225-271. doi:10.1207/s15327051hci1903_2

Author Miller, Craig S.
Remington, Roger W.
Title Modeling information navigation: Implications for information architecture
Journal name Human-computer Interaction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0737-0024
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1207/s15327051hci1903_2
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 225
End page 271
Total pages 47
Place of publication Mahwah
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Association Inc
Language eng
Subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Previous studies for menu and Web search tasks have suggested differing advice on the optimal number of selections per page. In this article, we examine this discrepancy through the use of a computational model of information navigation that simulates users navigating through a Web site. By varying the quality of the link labels in our simulations, we find that the optimal structure depends on the quality of the labels and are thus able to account for the results in the previous studies. We present additional empirical results to further validate the model and corroborate our findings. Finally we discuss our findings' implications for the information architecture of Web sites.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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