#Navigation

Redesigned website navigation for the Santa Cruz MAH

I recently redesigned the top-navigation of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's website. Working closely with Museum staff, I simplified the nav and introduced a modern, mobile-responsive interface pattern.

Museum Information Architecture: Where Are Weddings?

Weddings and other private events are a major source of revenue for museums; I’ve heard it said they “keep the lights on.” But where on a museum’s website will you find information on this service? We grappled with this question in 2008 at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of an information architecture review. Read more

Museum Website Top-Level Navigation Items

How many navigation items do museum websites have? How are they split? What are the most common terms? I looked at 35 museum websites and this is what I learned: 60% of sites split their persistent navigation into two groups (usually with different font sizes or visual treatment). Read more

Toronto International Film Festival ’07 Information Architecture

This is a page from the Information Architecture for the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. It reflects a significant restructuring from previous years, cutting the number of main nav items in half. This page shows one of seven key dates leading up the the festival, with both “Public” and “Industry” views of the site. Read more

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