I spoke with Jared Spool earlier this month about Escaping Navigation Hell, which is the title of my upcoming talk at the UIE Web App Masters Tour. We talked about some of my crazy ideas for navigation systems:

  • I design screens in the application without the navigation system
  • I treat navigation as its own application, with its own requirements and goals
  • I design navigation systems last, separating them from the rest of the application design

Jared is a great interviewer and always asks terrific questions. He has a tremendous grasp of UX design, both in breadth and depth and always gets my ideas flowing. You can read about our conversation and listen to it here. If you want to learn more about my crazy ideas, sign up to see my talk as part of the Web Masters Tour in San Diego, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, or Seattle.