When users press on site logo, or when they login, they land on Dashboard, which is considered as homepage. They can go to other sections of the system from the sidebar menu - Messages, Events etc. Those sections can have their own subsections.

When users go to other pages, should Dashboard be included in breadcrumbs as parent page, or is this separate independent section?

Option 1. Dashboard as parent section

Dashboard as parent

Option 2. Dashboard is separate section

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  • Is it a webapp, website or mobile app? – RobbyReindeer Jun 13 '18 at 11:28
  • @RobE This is website – rpavlyk Jun 13 '18 at 11:33

This is a good question about breadcrumbs and I will differ on the answer offered in this question Should 'Home' be included in website breadcrumbs?

I would ask yourself this question - Is there the use case where a user enters the site from the events page (if a users bookmarks that page and always enter from there, for instance)?

If the answer is yes, then having Dashboard as the initial breadcrumb can break the logic of the user. Since they have not originated from that spot. Thus, you should go for option 2.

If the answer is no, then I would follow the answer given by GotDibbs in the above cited question.

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