Four Primary Navigational Structures Used in Multimedia
Here’s a guide for designing and producing the project. Four Primary Navigational Structures Used in Multimedia.
Edited 6 June 2022.
Once the client has approved a multimedia project, it is time to design and produce the project.
The design phase should follow the plan. The plan is the agreed document between the producer and client. Any design changes require client approval.
However, changes will occur.
To produce an effective multimedia project that meets the original goals, use a methodical approach to design and production.
Vaughan’s General Rule for Interface Design!
“The best user interface demands the least learning effort.”
There are four fundamental organizing structures:
Linear–Users navigate from one frame of information to another.
Hierarchical–Users navigate along the branches of a tree structure that is shaped by the natural logic of the content. It is also called linear with branching.
Nonlinear–Users navigate through the content, unbound by predetermined routes.
Composite–Users may navigate non-linearly, often constrained by linear presentations.