A Place for Everything

Schema for Common Web ObjectsDeveloping Schemas for the Location of Common Web Objects” is a pretty enlightening bit of user research. Michael Bernard polled a group of novices (less than one year of Web experience) and experts (three or more years of Web experience) and asked them to indicate where on a blank Web page they would expect to find some common interface elements (or “Web objects”), e.g. home page link, internal links, search box etc. The diagrams are pretty telling.