A Study of Website Navigation Methods

Thomas S. Tullis, Ellen Connor, Lori LeDoux, Ann Chadwick-Dias, Marty True, & Michael Catani
Fidelity Investments
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Contact: Tom.Tullis@Fidelity.com

This is a case study of an effective approach to finding an optimal design solution. We used an online study to evaluate six different navigation methods for the same website and chose one based on the results.

Paper presented at the Usability Professionals Association (UPA) 2005 Conference in Montreal.

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