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The word Menu which looks like a button (i.e. with an outline) seems to be the most user friendly. Articles: http://deep.design/the-hamburger-menu/ http://exisweb.net/mobile-menu-icons


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In my experience, there are often established naming conventions within a company that may not necessarily align to Nielsen's definition or other "standards" - so unless you are in a position to redefine how people talk about the various navigation structures, it's good to be flexible. Both "secondary" and "utility" are open to interpretation (does ...


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Basic definitions: Shallow = more top level categories, not many sub catgeories. Deep = less top level, more sub. Donna Spencer is a great expert and the practical guide of IA is an easy ready with lots of info based on experience. http://maadmob.com.au/design/ia


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If you want to learn about Information Architecture there is a great book on the subject - Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond (4th Edition) by Peter Morville & Jorge Arango. However, this question has been asked before: Should we use ‘narrow and deep’ or ‘broad and shallow’ navigation pattern on mobile devices? and there is a good diagram ...


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A follow-up question is about the downloadable materials. Will it be standard corporate info, or do users come to your site often to download these materials and rely on updates for the information these materials contain. For example, a software company will have a central download page because software is something that updates and users expect this of ...


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First of all, Wonderful questions, Put perfectly. Here's my take Simple. Its all about the time. Have less time? Go for iPad first. It'll take less time to design and develop and cater the maximum audience. If you have enough time, go for a good responsive design.Even though it'll take some time, It'll cater all, but also ensure you test perfectly on an ...


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Too many questions for one post but here goes: Short answer: no. Long answer: don't care about tablets or devices or landscape modes. You only care about when it looks like crap as it widens out from the smallest size (say 280 or 320px). That spot is called a breakpoint. Adjust for that then widen it out till it looks like crap again. Another breakpoint. ...


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Taking your options: "Move to root" If this is the only place where the file can be moved, then this would be correct, specially on a tree representation "Move to top" This is really unclear and has a lot of friction. Top of what? A positional attribute might be very confusing for something that can be represented in different views "Remove from folder" ...


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Out of your options: 1st and 2nd option qualify to be an action. The third one suggests a destructive action which doesn't really suggest "moving". Now, depending on your users, if they know technical terms such as Root, you could go with Option 1: Move to Root. Another option can be: Move to Main Directory. This can be customizable according to the ...


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Utility Navigation definition from Nielsen: Summary: Utility navigation consists of secondary actions and tools, such as contact, subscribe, save, sign in, share, change view, print. These activities strongly affect website visitor satisfaction, user experience, and engagement. Put utilities where people expect and need them. Primary vs ...


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Well, I let me begin this by correcting this part “you construct a task-flow from the persona(s) in which you have already created.” Mental-models are what thoughts people form around an idea or activity and these vary from person to person. These information “Mental-models" are incorporated into a persona. To make this ease, you have already conducted a ...


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This is a very broad question, but I will help guide you to an answer by providing some articles. The first, is from UX Pin here. It's a decent overview on how to create user flows. Next, you need a tool to create these flows and wireframes. You can sketch with pen and paper, use illustrator, omnigraffle, keynote, sketch, etc to create these flows and ...



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