The visuals are very appealing.
Unfortunately this concept is unusable from a UX standpoint. Menu items change place on the x-axis, which makes your current placement very confusing when you navigate to a different page.
It would have been better if menu items were laid out on the y-axis, since you're pulling the navigation down. It's more natural that way, current placement is clearly indicated (and can be even more clear by highlighting it), and there is more space to show the items.
Agree here . Menu items need to move and lock on the y-axis. Also i think by using a more appropriate button icon and having some initial animation to indicate a pull down could make it more obvious!
This concept is quite similar to the one used to navigate options in the Jolla phone. You pull down and from the top the various options appear, and when you stop, the selected one activates. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq6ceWmtoqM#t=30
The menu in this video is much better - the same idea but implemented correctly.
Yeah, a vertical menu is the layout that makes sense for this interaction. I remembered Jolla right away.
I wouldn't say so. A vertical pull for a vertical menu is less confusing and quicker to understand than this design.
Is there an example of this without all the presentation stuff? I'm on mobile an ironically it doesn't work :/
My thoughts exactly.
there is a link in the presentation ;)
Ah thanks. The link provided is cropped and plain text on mobile :(
My first impulse was to pull to refresh. Pulling up and down to make the list scroll left and right feels counter-intuitive and, honestly, gimmick. It's refreshing, even if not very practical.
This with an iPhone 6 and 6+ and other device of the same size is just impossible, bad UX.
Exactly what I was going to say. And you can't bring the menu to the bottom in thumb area to drag up because that would also be bad UX. Looks clever, but overall not an improvement.
This doesn't work on mobile, which is disappointing.
Down vote. I got it after a couple of tries but If you lose the user on the first attempt, you've likely lost them forever. DN isn't the best test bed for this kind of thing. We're more inquisitive and thus forgiving.
Your mom would just be frustrated. My mom would be at least.
No, this isn't an invitation to start "your mom..." jokes.
I really like the concept! Like Jasper said, it's not too obvious or usable as it is, but maybe with some additional interactions (eg. bounce when user taps the icon instead of pulls it) and some more graphical way to highlight what is currently being selected, this could be really usable.
Love this. If someone has a working iOS demo I would LOVE to see it. Great work.
Nice work ! I like the concept but i'd ask these questions before anything is done:
What happened with 5 or 6 or 7 options in this navigation ?
How could it become an obvious interaction for users ? Why does it better than existing solutions ?
And after lots of user testing, iterations and gained confidence: 3. Do i have the Balls to release this unfamiliar and unique navigation style ?
It looks great visually. But... UX is more important than the visuality... -_-
Very interesting concept.
I like this. I think it'd work better if they were stacked vertically instead of horizontally, thus pulling "further" to reach a menu item that's higher up.
Not really new. Probably inspired by Sailfish OS where the UX is actually much better because it's vertical, not horizontal (doesn't make sense to me).
I don't think it's a good idea either. Nice concept tho. But not user friendly. Took me a certain time to fully get it at first.
I can imagine this working. In some mobile cases. Good job.
This is great. Could work nicely on desktop too, shame that its in that silly phone frame!
Very interesting concept indeed. I agree that there are quite a few UX concerns here, namely that an interaction like this will suffer from recall.
All of the comments in regards to placing the menu items on the y-axis are certainly worth considering, however I'd be more concerned about wether or not users would recall this — which I doubt.
Also, when tapping the hamburger icon should the menu UI not pop open as well? Seems odd that the views just change without any context.
I would probably try something like this from the bottom edge of the display since most of the phones now have huge screens and top corners can be hard to reach.
I think this is a great concept. Although before introducing it to a user, insert a little tool tip / animation, that demonstrates how to use it. That should stop all the fuss.
But needing a tutorial to get how the menu works seems just plain wrong and bad ux to me.
I like the idea of a one-gesture menu selection, but I feel arranging the items vertically would be more intuitive, since you pull down.
You'd gradually uncover and select the active item.
not the most usable thing in the world, but very interesting concept