18 February 2009

Reading v. navigating on the web

On A List Apart, Mandy Brown, of publishers W.W. Norton and Co., writes of the demands of designing texts for reading, as opposed to searching, navigating or browsing. She claims reading as an activity is neglected by web designers. Maybe. But there's certainly a literature to draw on. Try, for example, Andrew Dillon's Designing Usable Electronic Texts, first published in 1994 and revised in 2004. Perhaps a case of research not being designed for browsing by designers.

Via Putting People First

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