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Effective View Navigation (26 Nov 1996)
In view navigation a user moves about an information structure by selecting something in the current view of the structure. This paper explores the implications of rudimentary requirements for effective view navigation, namely that, despite the vastness of an information structure, the views must be small, moving around must not take too many steps and the route to any target be must be discoverable. The analyses help rationalize existing practice, give insight into the difficulties, and suggest strategies for design.
Article URL: http://www.si.umich.edu/~furnas/Papers/CHI97-EVN.2.pdf

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