The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018(icons8.com)

3 years ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 years ago

    Hamburger icon: learnable

    Comic sans: get over yourself, it's areadable font

    Norman's door: learnable

    Fake preloaders: cost time

    Inifinite scroll: cost time and break UI as it means you're never sure of where something is and you can't link to stuff anymore

    Easy win for infinite scroll being the worst.

    5 points
    • Alejandro DorantesAlejandro Dorantes, almost 3 years ago

      Hamburger Icon : Learnable, predictable

      Comic Sans: Whatever

      Normans Door: Learnable, unpredictable

      Fake Preloader: Predictable

      Infinite Scroll: Predictable

      The main thing to communicate trust is to allow the user to foresee what is going to happen.

      Walking late at 10m/s into an office you've never been into just to arrive at the meeting with a sore forehead is not exactly foreseeable

      I talk from experience

      1 point
      • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 3 years ago

        The main thing to communicate trust is to allow the user to foresee what is going to happen.

        Not always. When an interface element gets used 100x per day, usability doesn't always equal "predicatability", hence "learnable". It's more about having the features there, so you can get away with imperfect predictability.

        Inifinite scroll can cause huge usability issues where you can't link to a specific portions of it. You can't bookmark a section. You can't always easily scroll to that portion either. You also won't be looking at the same thing as someone else. Etc.

        I talk from experience

        ... alllllrighty then.

        0 points
        • Andrew C, almost 3 years ago

          The stats on hamburger menus are pretty clear about it being low on learnsbility. Still a useful pattern to hide overstuffed features and taxonomy though.

          0 points
          • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 3 years ago

            Recognisability yes, learnability is different.

            0 points
            • Andrew C, almost 3 years ago

              Learnability is easy to measure in a usability test — have the user repeat a task after a modest break and distraction. Hamburgers don’t improve this from the stats presented.

              But like I said we have to establish hierarchy somehow. Hamburgers help w that.

              0 points
    • Kyle D, 3 years ago

      Agreed 100%.

      Though I would argue that Norman's door also costs time. But Infinite Scroll has erased millennia of human productivity and happiness.

      1 point