Jim Cloudman

The Hamburger Menu Doesn't Work

August 19, 2015 Permalink

The Hamburger Menu Doesn't Work

Mostly summed up as: just tell me what’s hidden away already!

It’s sad to see usability take a back seat to minimalism; it can often lead to frustrating products. Case in point: Windows 8, and everything being hidden away behind hotcorners and swipe gestures. It looked pretty, but it was so annoying to actually use in practice, because you had no idea what options were hidden away unless you randomly swiped and poked.

In that context, the hamburger menu is an improvement. However, getting malaria would be an improvement over hotcorners and swipe gestures.