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Software Navigation Defined

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Software Navigation Defined

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Question: What is Software Navigation?

Answer: The term "software navigation" refers to the tabs, links and graphics you see in when you use the software that allow you to move around and perform different tasks. It's the navigation that leads you to the functions and tools you want to use in the software.

Well-designed navigation is often referred to as being intuitive because it feels natural to use as you enter information and click on tabs and navigation links. The advantage of using this software is not only that it's easy to use, but it's also easier to remember how to find carry out tasks in the future. Solid navigation structure also reduces the number of mouse clicks you need to use to complete a task.

Poorly designed software navigation just doesn't make sense to most users and requires clicking around the software to find features, which is time consuming and frustrating.

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