In terms of linear and non-liner structures and how they’re connected, a book or a mobile phone has a linear structure and a website has more of a non-linear structure.
There is a historical index to the structure and it is important to remember that they have a historical meaning. There is also a different need, there are accessing issues. A definition of linear media. (Linear structure)
When reading a book
- If you are on page 5, the only way you can get back to page 1 is to go back until you are there.
When using a website
- When you are on page 5, you can also see page 1, and go straight there through navigation.