Sunday, November 22, 2009

Landmarks help us know where we are going, and where we have been

London Map showing landmarks like Picadilly Square When we explore a new city, landmarks break our journey into stages. At each landmark we stop, assess where we’ve been, reorient ourselves, and set out again.

Landmarks can help with any journey. On a web site, arriving at a page that is markedly different to others marks the end of a stage of the interaction, or the beginning of a new stage.

Memorable landmarks that stand out from their surrounds help us form a mental model of where we have been, and where else we can go.

1 comment:

  1. From accessibility point of view, landmarks are pretty useful for page navigation with the help of screen reader.

    http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey3/#landmarks

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