Usability Tools Podcast with Jared Spool & Brian Christiansen

Jared Spool discusses tips and tools for improving your site's user experience with Christine Perfetti and Brian Christiansen. They share someone UIE's most important findings from our decades of research on web design and usability.

Episode #2 Gallery Pages

August 13, 2007  ·  22 minutes

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In this week’s episode, Christine Perfetti asks Jared Spool about UIE’s research on Gallery Pages. Gallery Pages, the list of links to content, are a web site’s hardest working page. They are the final page that determine whether users will successfully find their content.

Show Notes

Each week in our Usability Tools podcast, I will be sitting down with UIE's Managing Director, Christine Perfetti to discuss tips and tools for improving your site's user experience. The goal of our weekly podcast is to share some of the most important findings from UIE's research on web design and usability.

In this week's episode, Christine asks me about UIE's research on Gallery Pages. Gallery Pages, the list of links to content, are a web site's hardest working page. They are the final page that determine whether users will successfully find their content.

In this podcast, we discuss:

» How galleries help users make confident choices » What behavior users exhibit when gallery pages fail them » How to order links so users can successfully find their content » Why alphabetized links are often viewed as randomly ordered links » How to utilize trigger words, the specific words that have meaning to users » Why longer gallery pages may help users

I hope you enjoy our discussion. For a more lengthy discussion on the topic of Gallery Pages, I highly recommend you listen to our recorded Virtual Seminar, Gallery Pages: The Hardest Working Page on Your Site.