Application of Smart Multidimensional Navigation in Web-Based Systems

  • Ivan Soukal
  • Aneta BartuskovaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10448)


In this paper we further develop a new method for implementing multidimensional navigation. This technique is based on advantages of web-based techniques such as site maps, vertical menus and tag clouds. It combines high informational density of tags with structural quality of traditional hierarchical navigation. The result is organization by all org. schemes at once, increased information density and reduced interaction and attention-switching cost. Multidimensional navigation is expected to enhance efficiency of information retrieval especially on websites and web-based systems. It can be however applied also on information systems such as knowledge management or educational systems.


Multidimensional navigation Web-based systems Navigational design Organization schemes Web interaction 



This paper was written with the financial support of Specific Research Project “Investments within the Industry 4.0 concept” 2017 at Faculty of Informatics and Management of the University of Hradec Kralove, granted to the Department of Economics. We thank Martin Kral for help with organizing usability testing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied ResearchUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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