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Critique on why URL: http://www.chipotle.com/# is representative of Mystery Meat Navigation. Cite specific examples from the site and discuss in light of Mystery Meat Navigation's specific points.

Also discuss why chipotle.com is a poorly designed website regarding to:
? Consistency
? Accessibility
? Navigation
? Organization
? User Control
? Searchability

Use http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html as a reference to Mystery Meat Navigation.

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1. Please write a 700 word critique on why http://www.chipotle.com/# is representative of Mystery Meat Navigation. Cite specific examples from the site and discuss in light of Mystery Meat Navigation's specific points. Use http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html as a reference to Mystery Meat Navigation.

Mystery meat navigation (also abbreviated MMN) is a term coined and popularized by author, web designer, and usability analyst Vincent Flanders to describe user interfaces (especially in websites) in which it is inordinately difficult for users to discern the destinations of navigational hyperlinks-or, in severe cases, even to determine where the hyperlinks are. Menus composed of unrevealing icons that are replaced with explicative text only when the mouse cursor hovers over them represent the typical form of MMN (see http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html).

Clearly the http://www.chipotle.com/# website uses MMN. The user interface is difficult to discern the destinations of navigational links, and it is even difficult to discern where the hyperlinks are. For example, when I clicked on the URL, for example, a graphic hand spins something and then places a small circle logo icon on top right hand side of the webpage. You wait for something else like navigation directions to appear. Nothing does. You view a white webpage, with a small logo icon on the top right hand side of the webpage. Initially, you think the website might be having technical problems. The homepage is clearly designed in a typical MMN form as described above - mainly an unrevealing icon with no directions for the user to navigate around the website. Finally, you move the mouse around the webpage and when it hovers over the icon, it is replaced with text for the website. This is not user friendly.

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Solution Summary

Critiques the website URL: http://www.chipotle.com/# in terms of being representative of Mystery Meat Navigation. It also discusses why the website URL: chipotle.com is a poorly designed website regarding to: consistency, accessibility, navigation, organization, user control and searchability.

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