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

over 1 year ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • Alejandro DorantesAlejandro Dorantes, over 1 year 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

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    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 1 year 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.

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      • Andrew C, over 1 year 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.

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        • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 1 year ago

          Recognisability yes, learnability is different.

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          • Andrew C, over 1 year 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.

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