Luca Leone is a freelance self-taught interaction designer with a background in macroeconomics from his formal studies at Milano Bocconi University. He works with small and big companies on websites and apps projects. Follow Luca on Twitter.
Anders Schmidt Hansen is a user experience designer, developer and entrepreneur with a background in Information Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He works in the intersection between entrepreneurship, web development and design. Follow Anders on Twitter.
In this article, Luca Leone and Anders Schmidt Hansen will investigate an alternative to the classic “pages and links” paradigm, a model dubbed “zoom navigation.” Perhaps the reason why zooming interfaces are rare is that traditional HTML linking quickly became the dominant navigation paradigm, and zooming navigation presented problems of implementation, but we have good reasons now in a multi-device world to give zooming navigation another chance and to experiment with ideas and implementations. At the end of the article, they will introduce some prototypes and discuss their technical implementations.