The Aspen Institute


Despite its content richness, the website's clear categorization and its efficient interface design avoid problems of navigation. Many options for search and for downloading records in their original formats are provided.


Users are allowed to browse through simple directories, by program or by subject. In each specific section, advanced keyword based search engines are retrievable


Records are downloadable in their original formats from full-text versions and pdf formats to multimedia audio/video formats. For other items in list form or for text webpages, printer friendly pages are provided

Navigational Aids

A site map and a clear categorization of contents facilitate an immediate orientation

User Friendliness

Elements of textual site mapping and other navigational facilities avoid cognitive overload and permit comprehension of the overall structure. In addition the website presents a well-designed interface