Personalized 'My' Site


User have a need to define their own page elements


Create a part of the site that belongs to a user and that is controlled by that user.


Use when

Typically used in a Portal Site. Or in e-commerce sites where users have their own portions of the site.


First log in and then present a customized personal section. Usually the pages are built up using 'modules' that the users has selected. Each module is a Customizable Window. Users can change the which modules they want and in which layout and graphical presentation.


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1 comment has been added to this pattern.

Rolf van der Steen, 3rd October 2007
What's your opinion on a 'My account' part of a corporate site. Should it be an island (separated from the rest of the site) or should it be integrated into the site (giving the user extra options/navigation all over the site)?

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