2209RE: [TaxoCoP] 7x3 classification
- Sep 5, 2007
Good day, all,
I wonder if this could actually be the “7 plus-or-minus 3” rule? I have heard web production folks refer to this rule countless times when discussing the optimum number of keywords to display for the top level of a website subject classification. The “rule”, if such it is (I do not know the origin), implies that people can only keep about 4 -10 concepts in their memory at a time – thus, it is best to display only 7 plus-or-minus 3 top level classification terms.
Just a thought….
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From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Kathryn La Barre
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] 7x3 classification
This discussion has me intrigued. My googling hasn't been especially productive (but I have a few hunches) so I want a bit more information:
Could we have a bit more context about the 7x3 classification?
What is the subject area in which it was referenced (or the customer's general business area?).
Kathryn La Barre, Assistant Professor
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