07 September 2010

The Three-Click Rule

What is the Three-Click Rule?

The Three-Click Rule applies to all multimedia presentations, including websites, DVD-video menus, CD-ROM productions, Enhanced CD productions, computer games, and any other interactive project you can imagine which needs some kind of navigation.

If you can't navigate from any part of your presentation to any other part within three clicks of the mouse button you have failed in your design. And nobody likes "back" links!

If your project doesn't follow this rule it wasn't properly thought out, which probably means that whoever designed it isn't properly trained in multimedia engineering.

And you've probably created a monster!

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