For the forum this week I’m asking you to examine the potentials of content page design by performing a
Navigation Stress Test.
To do this, find a site or application and,
1. Ignore the home page and jump directly into the middle of the site.
2. For each random page, can you figure out where you are in relation to the rest of the site? What major
section are you in? What is the parent page?
3. Can you tell where the page will lead you next? Are the links descriptive enough to give you a clue as to
what each is about? Are the links different enough to help you choose one over another, depending on what
you want to do?
In your reflection talk about the limitations and advantages of the navigation. Could you understand the
connections between the page content to the overall content of the site/app? You should post your reflections
to this week’s forum by Thursday, March 25. You should also look at some of the sites others have posted and
say whether you agree or disagree with their stress test results. Comments are due before the start of the next