34 of 365: Entry Point design principle


34 of 365 - entry point design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

34 of 365 – entry point design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

The entry point design principle is about making your entry point a place for your user to get past, then enter the deeper space of your place, product, or site. There are a few things to keep in mind in designing a good entry point: Low barriers to entry, incentives to drive users past the entry point, and strong clues about intended navigation or navigation options. A prime example of a great physical entry point is a store that does not interrupt your entry with any sensory interruption, like high traffic between users and the space, or lemonade-stand style interruptions as you enter. Navigation cues should be especially easy to figure out in a store or web site, and should not compete with advertisements or other distractions. There should be incentives for the user to go deeper, such as reminders of popular products or services, and invitations to use them.

In my illustration, I decided to show how entry point theory is applied at lemasney.com.

 

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