During the University of Minnesota 2011 usability study, it was found that the participants ignored the action links. e.g. the modules page under "Modules" tab of the website. This problem is a result of two underlying issues: the visual treatment of the action link is poor as it looks like a link with a small font in blue and the other is overwhelming amount of information on the pages. Because of this, the participant comes to a page, gets fixated to the overwhelming amount of information and does not notice the action link.
What is needed is a clear demarcation of visual hierarchy of the different parts to such pages across the site for consistency and efficiency's sake. Also, the action link needs to be prominent like a button "Add menu item"
Issues like these generally affect the user's morale of not being able to complete a task.
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