The Follow-Up

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I’ve gotten a lot of great responses on my posts about carousels and hamburgers. Many of you have become experts at spotting these design patterns in the wild, and have pointed out some excellent examples. But I want to make sure that the subtleties of these messages are not getting lost, so to clarify a […]

Jumping off the Carousel

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In my last post, I wrote about the hamburger menu and how recent usability testing both in our office and by other user experience (UX) teams have discovered it’s not quite ready for primetime. Like the hamburger menu, carousels (we often call them rotators or sliders, not to be confused with a static hero image) […]

The Truth About the Hamburger

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I attended the UX Mobile Immersion conference April 7–9, and the two topics that the speakers loved to hate on most were the “hamburger” icon and carousels. I’ll share a bit of what I learned about the hamburger icon here, and about the carousel in a later post. What is the hamburger icon? The hamburger […]