I have been given a proposal that we are considering for the navigation of a content heavy health based site, it has been suggested:
- one filter for disease type (type 1 diabetes, MS, prostate cancer)
- one filter for role (e.g. I have the disease, I'm caring for someone with the disease, i'm worried that I have the disease)
The thinking behind this is that it will only surface content that is relevant to the user.
I am not sure whether this will be intuitive for all users given that few people will start on a landing page and will come through search or sharing and it does not cater for all users needs.
Is there any research on using multiple attribute navigational approach for information seekers on content heavy websites that are not aimed at e-commerce?
Any examples greatly appreciated.