The Universal Header shows users that they are on a U-M Library website and provides a quick and organized way for users to access other library websites.
When to use this component
You must use the Universal Header at the top of every page of your website if it hosted with the lib.umich.edu domain.
When not to use this component
If your website is not being hosted on lib.umich.edu.
During Fall 2020 usability testing:
- 89% of participants noticed the Universal Header without being prompted.
- The label "Explore" matched most expectations and all participants had a positive reaction to the content in the dropdown menu.
- The header also helped participants recognize they were on a U-M Library website.
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