Z515 Spring 2015

Navigation in my family!

While going through the readings assigned this week, I couldn’t help but relate it to the way I search a website for something that I am looking for. Most of the time I would know for sure where to look on a company’s website, which tends to make things a lot easier. Like I would open the website and go to the exact sub-menu where I would locate what I am looking for. But if I don’t know exactly where to look for, I turn towards my friend, the Search box. It has helped me so far in most cases. But that is not the same with the members in my family. My grandfather was introduced and had access to computers a long time back. You would think by now he would have figured out some sort of technique to quickly access information that he is looking for on the web. Few years back both he and I were looking for something on Walmart’s website. I suggested to search in the search box. He instead decided to go from one menu item to the other, one section to its sub-section within relevant departments to locate what we were looking for. I think it had something to do with not trusting “internet people”. He still does that. I think it is really interesting how we have such different approaches to locating bits of information that we are searching on the internet.

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