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Design/UX #10580

Primary nav item review

Added by Boone Gorges 12 months ago. Updated 6 days ago.

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New
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Information Architecture
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2018-10-24
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This is primarily about the main nav under the Commons logo throughout the main site, but probably also affects the "CUNY Academic Commons" dropdown at the upper-left of the toolbar.

Let's gather some analytic data about the use of these nav items, and think about how and whether to restructure the IA, or represent them differently (especially on mobile?).

Previously: #10229.


Related issues

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #10229: Remove 1 item from main nav bar when we add coursesResolved2018-08-27

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #9801: Add courses item to main Commons navResolved2018-05-18

History

#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Related to Feature #10229: Remove 1 item from main nav bar when we add courses added

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Related to Feature #9801: Add courses item to main Commons nav added

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 6 months ago

  • Target version changed from 1.15 to 1.16

#4 Updated by Sonja Leix 5 months ago

Boone Gorges wrote:

Let's gather some analytic data about the use of these nav items, and think about how and whether to restructure the IA, or represent them differently (especially on mobile?).

Who would be the right person to reach out to regarding analytics data for the main nav (and potentially even the CUNY commons dropdown nav if we have those events tracked too)? Will be good to have these data points to have informed discussions and make informed decisions on the nav structure.

#5 Updated by Sonja Leix 5 months ago

Boone,
I just saw you shared some analytics on main nav usage <a href="https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/cac-community-team-project-planning/forum/topic/main-nav-analytics-group-site-metadata-for-friday/">in the Commons Team</a>.

From Boone's analytics pull:
First, main nav clicks. During the last six months, here’s the pattern with regard to clicks in the main nav. (I’m not sure how much credence to give the raw numbers, but it should give you a sense of relative importance.)

Sites 7987
Groups 4492
Courses 3621
Members 3603
My Commons 2649
Papers 1895
Events 742
About The Commons 741
News 321
Contact Us 51
Publications on the Commons 40
Project Staff 23
Twitter 12
TOS 10
Image Credits 8
Privacy Policy 8

Is this data from just the main nav under the logo? Do we have any additional data on usage of the CUNY Commons profile dropdown nav (top left corner) as well? Do we have any usage metrics on desktop vs. mobile for the nav?

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges 5 months ago

Hi Sonja - I'm attaching a couple reports. One duplicates the data you've pasted above, in Excel form. Another gives a top-level summary of toolbarNav (this is the toolbar, NOT the main site nav) clicks broken down by browser, which should give you a very rough sense of desktop vs mobile usage. The last is a more detailed report of toolbarNav clicks, which is hard to summarize because it's specific to the site, but it should give you a rough sense of what's happening.

#7 Updated by Sonja Leix 6 days ago

Checking in on this task to see if the team wants me to take a stab at this for 1.16 still?

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges 6 days ago

  • Target version changed from 1.16 to 1.17

I think it's too late to make decisions about this for now. Let's readdress in the spring.

#9 Updated by Sonja Leix 6 days ago

Sounds good.

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