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Navigation in hypertext: A Critical review of the conceptThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1990) Navigation in Hypertext: a critical review of the concept. In D.Diaper, D.Gilmore, G.Cockton and B.Shackel (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction-INTERACT'90. North Holland: Amsterdam, 587-592. Abstract: With the advent of hypertext it has become widely accepted that the departure from the so-called "linear" structure of paper increases the likelihood of readers or users becoming lost. In this paper we will discuss this aspect of hypertext in terms of its validity, the lessons to be learned from the psychology of navigation and the applicability of the navigation metaphor to the hypertext domain.