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Lesson 6 Navigation and labeling
Objective Identify types of navigation and labeling.

Identify Navigation Systems

Types of Navigation and Labeling

Labeling system

Labels represent groupings of information. Organization and navigation systems cannot exist without labels. An example of a label is "User Profile." The label might accompany a clickable button and lead to a grouping of information about the user. Well-designed labels can efficiently convey complex ideas in a minimum of space. Successful label use requires creating a labeling system, in which the user can readily grasp a logic and consistency in the way labels are deployed.
The following Slide Show will illustrate several types of navigation and labeling features.

1) Navigation Labeling 1 2) Navigation Labeling 2 3) Navigation Labeling 3 4) Navigation Labeling 4 5) Navigation Labeling 5

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Global Navigational Elements
The following paragraphs discuss the various types of navigational elements.

Navigational Elements for your Website

  1. Primary elements: Global and local items
  2. Global elements: Integrated on every page
  3. Local elements: Appearing only on pages of a sub-site
  4. Supplemental elements: Placed remotely, give overview of site content and organization
  5. Labels: Textual and iconic elements
  6. Textual labels: Literal, word-based indicators
  7. Iconic labels: Visual images that resemble what they represent

Web Navigational Elements

In the following lesson, you will learn more about another key component of information architecture which is searching.