I’m on my way!

Wayfinding refers to the process of  using space and environment to navigating towards a destination.  Just like visual maps help us navigate through a particular space or environment, websites and e-lessons are no different.

There are four distinct stages to wayfinind:

  • Orientation – uses landmarks or object near by to identify current location.  As indicated by the “You are here” sign on many maps
  • Route Decision – refers to the decisions made in order to get to destination.  Research shows that people are more likely to find and take the shortest route
  • Rout Monitoring – the way of gauging progress.  Breadcrumbs are visual cues that highlight the path taken
  • Destination Recognition – clearly identified to communicate you have arrived!

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