Naview

July 23rd, 2009


Naview is small web based tool, built by Volkside, for generating prototype like hierarchal navigational structures. The tool allows information architects to specify a tree based hierarchy using tabbing and line breaks, which spits out an interactive prototype of the navigation. Volkside state that with this little piece of software they try to “bridge the gap between card sorting and IA user testing”. Pretty cool!

6 Responses to “Naview”

  1. Lucks Says:

    Nice, I like it, is very easy to make navigation menu.

  2. Matt Says:

    Very sharp. A simple but seriously effective and helpful tool.

  3. Jussi Says:

    Thanks heaps for the post Jakub!

    Lucks, Matt, thanks for your kind comments too. I was struggling to get my head around a massive 300+ topic IA earlier this year, and had that heureka moment late one night when I came up with the concept for Naview…

    I hope you find it useful!

    Cheers, Jussi


    Jussi Pasanen | Volkside | http://www.volkside.com/contact/
    Interaction and Information Design, User Experience and Usability

  4. Jussi Says:

    Hi all,

    we have just released the new 'Kolima' edition of Naview: http://www.volkside.com/tools/naview/

    - You can now share navigation structures with others
    - Improved horizontal menu layout, longer labels work better now
    - Click-to-expand submenu option
    - "White site" preview mode for when you want to focus on the navigation only

    I hope you find Naview useful and I am very interested in hearing how it works for you!

    Cheers, Jussi


    Jussi Pasanen | Volkside | http://www.volkside.com/contact/
    Interaction and Information Design, User Experience and Usability

  5. Jakub Linowski Says:

    Awesome. Thanks Jussi for the update! Cheers. Jakub