Designing for Discovery with Faceted Navigation

A session at UX London 2013

Thursday 11th April, 2013

2:00pm to 5:30pm (GMT)

Faceted navigation has become very popular in the last decade. It’s seen as way to improve the findability of information on many sites, particularly those with large collections of products or documents. The design of real-world faceted navigation systems, however, proves to be more intricate than people first assume, and designers must be aware of many details.

This workshop covers principles of faceted classification and shows you how to use facets in web design. Many examples of faceted navigation will be presented and discussed. A clear, structured framework for understanding the individual components is presented to help you understand all the decisions involved. The topics are brought to life through several hands-on exercises.


  • Using facets. After a brief overview of facets, we’ll discuss how to plan out their implementation.
  • Interface design. You’ll learn about the layout, display, and interaction with facets in detail. We’ll examine real-world examples, and you’ll apply what you’ve learnt in hands-on exercises.
  • Advanced topics. You will also be exposed to advanced topics in faceted navigation design, selecting multiple values, grouping, and more.

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James Kalbach

Author of Designing Web Navigation

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UX London 2013

England England, London

10th12th April 2013

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Time 2:00pm5:30pm GMT

Date Thu 11th April 2013

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