Jim Kalbach is a Principal UX Designer with Citrix Online. He holds a degree in library and information science from Rutgers University, as well as a Master’s degree in music theory and composition.
Jim is an active speaker, writer, and instructor on user experience, usability, and information architecture. He helped found local UX groups in Hamburg, as well as organize conferences in Germany and Europe. Jim is the author of the book Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, August 2007). He blogs at experiencinginformation.com.
Faceted navigation has become very popular in the last decade. It’s seen as way to improve the findability of information on many sites, particularly those with large collections of products or documents. The design of real-world faceted navigation systems, however, proves to be more intricate than people first assume, and designers must be aware of many details. More importantly, there is great untapped potential in faceted navigation we’re just starting to uncover.
This workshop will greatly broaden your understanding of faceted navigation. We’ll cover some of the important principles and look at creative ways how to use facets in web design. Many examples of faceted navigation will be presented and discussed. A clear, structured framework for understanding the individual components is presented to help you understand all the decisions involved. The topics are brought to life through several hands-on exercises.