Conclusions: Hamburgers—can you have your cake and eat it?

“Conclusions” are my take on hot topics once they have got cold. Taking inspiration from the slow news movement. The next dead horses to be given their final flogs are likely to include: Skeuomorphism: good or bad? Does the fold exist after all? and What’s the real definition of UX? 

For three little lines hamburger menus got a lot of press in the design-blogosphere. Lots of websites and apps using them, lots of people saying they aren’t all that great. As ever—tldr: it depends.

What we know: 

When to use hamburger menus:

Hamburger menus work well when the items they contain are unimportant or so important that customers already know they are there. Everything in between will need handling with care.

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