The structure hierarchy

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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.

Linear structures

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Non-liner/Database structures

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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.
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