Towards a General Model for Assisting Navigation

  • Mike McGavin
  • James Noble
  • Robert Biddle
  • Judy Brown
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3101)


In this paper, we review the principles of navigation, present a general model for supporting navigation in user interface design, and show examples of how the model can be applied. The model has four different properties along which navigational scenarios can be classified. These are: dimensionality, freedom of movement, presentation and reinforcement. We show how use of the model leads to heuristics to help in the design and evaluation of user interfaces that include navigational aspects.


Negative Reinforcement Active Presentation Dead Reckoning Route Knowledge Assist Navigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike McGavin
    • 1
  • James Noble
    • 1
  • Robert Biddle
    • 1
  • Judy Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Computing SciencesVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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