This is really clever: a global navigation header that doubles as a progress indicator for the current article. Neat!
Check it out live at CNAS.org.
Here’s an article that busts the myth that Miller’s 7 +/-2 concept has any bearing on navigation design. Read it, learn it, love it.
Yes, you need breadcrumbs on your ecommerce site. You need location breadcrumbs, which show your position in the hierarchy. Because they reveal the site structure, breadcrumbs help answer “Where am I?” and “What else do you have like this?” They help the customer orient and explore.
The audio of the talk I did for the 2015 IA Summit is now available on the IA Summit Library.
Listening back to the talk was not nearly as cringe-inducing as I had feared. I’m actually really happy with how the presentation turned out, and with the warm reception it received both at the Summit and at the IA / UX meetup here in Seattle a couple months ago.