One of the most often overlooked things in web design is “how will users interact with the site?” Web Design from Scratch looks at attention mapping and how taking a little time before you design can help you reap great rewards.
Web Design from Scratch: “Attention mapping is a tool to help you start to plan a visual layout around realistic communication between user and site.
It can also be a helpful analysis tool, helping you work out what’s wrong about a layout.
The most important elements on a page are those that help the user (and site) achieve their goals. Those things should be nearest to hand, and in positions where they’ll be seen.
Attention maps are great because it is much quicker and easier to sketch out your priorities first on paper than to try to do it as you go in Photoshop etc.”