Summary of Part 1

This part of the book analyzed and discussed the concept of conceptual model and its significance to performance and usability. These are your take-aways:

 The conceptual model is composed of functional chunks and their respective conceptual elements, the configuration of the conceptual elements, the assignment of conceptual element to physical places, a navigation map among the elements, and a navigation policy.

 There are several typologies of conceptual models: sequence, hierarchy, hub and spokes, matrix, and the network. Typically, however, most applications have a conceptual model that is a hybrid of these typologies.

 Different conceptual models differ in the amount of degrees of freedom provided to the user in meeting ...

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