29 Feb 2008 - 11:38am
8 years ago
1 reply
Switzky, Andrew

Tag Cloud navigation

I hope I'm not repeating something that has already been discussed.

The Smoop Beta ( ) uses Tag Clouds to
support a guided search.

If you select camera in the tag cloud on the products page, the system
returns with search results for camera and a tag cloud that allows you
to narrow your search further. Does anyone know of other examples of
sites that are using tag clouds in this way?

Andy Switzky
Senior Information Architect
Austin Energy - Web/Portal Services

31 Jan 2008 - 12:40pm

[Iai-Members] navigation structures and mouseover vs click triggers


I'm sorry I don't have any research to support these comments, but on
a gut instinct level, I don't think clicking in the top navigation to
activate the drop-down menus is good usability. Especially if
sometimes when you click, you get taken to another page.

I assume that on the pages with the drop-down, you'd have to repeat
the parent page name if there is one, so that users can then click to
go there. This sounds confusing.

10 Sep 2007 - 2:17pm
Leonardo Vernazza

Airplane Entertainment System

Hi, I want to share a usability problem I faced in the airplane
entertainment system.

I think it is a very common problem in this kind of user interfaces.

Read the full article here
entertainment.html> .

1 Nov 2006 - 2:16pm
9 years ago
17 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

searching within browse

Hello all,
I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
a browse categories page.

For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
and browse)

The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
drill down thru the category trees to view results.

Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
decides to search within that category.

At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
under Browse?

Thank you,

7 Sep 2006 - 7:29am
10 years ago
2 replies
Davis Marasco

Slick - no click!

In helping my boyfriend prep for upcoming interviews, I stumbled across The experience was a little jarring at first as I kept
hitting the back button while navigating through the site and even
attempted to <gasp!> click on a few 'links'. This is the complete
opposite experience of what they are trying to achieve; the navigation
scheme is structured such that the application shifts its content as the
user moves their mouse, avoiding the use of mouse buttons.

27 Oct 2005 - 6:57pm
10 years ago
18 replies
David Hatch

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

Hi. My name is David and I like right navs (better than left navs).
Thank you for hearing my confession.

Why I like right nav...
Content in the main body of the page takes center stage. The body
content is the first thing you see when the page loads. Yes the nav is
always there but its not in your face. Its there when you need it but
doesn't seem to compete with the body content as much.

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