Depth vs Breadth in the Arrangement of Web Links (10 Jun 1997)
Through our experiments we achieved to prove our hypothesis that mean task time in accessing specific information on the web is proportional to the the depth of the tree structure. Furthermore it seems that people don't like web structures of big depth. We believe that practitioners (eg. web designers) should keep in mind these observations while constructing homepages on the internet. Low depth designs of a taste of variety (eg. Model 4 and 5) seem to be preferred by users.
Article URL: http://www.otal.umd.edu/SHORE/bs04/
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