“So we went with a Hamburger menu…”

Credit to Frédéric BISSON

Inspired by this BBC article.

INT. MEETING ROOM — MORNING

WILL enters room where JANET, TOM, DAVE and LUCY are already seated round table.

WILL

Thanks for coming everyone. So The Deadline is approaching. We’ve got to nail the mobile navigation once and for all. That’s the goal of this meeting…

JANET

So let’s use a tab bar. The Interface Guidelines recommend it…

TOM

Sounds good. Of course for our Paying Advertisers it’s very important we have menus A, B, C as well as X, Y, Z

DAVE

That’s more than 5 items guys! If we want to use the tab bar for that we need a Major Refactoring.

WILL

We don’t have any time for a Major Refactoring right now. Think of The Deadline…

LUCY

Tab bars are so ugly. It’s going to clutter The Design. Why don’t we just hide everything behind a Hamburger menu?

DAVE

Works for me. There’s a drop-in library we can use. We can fit this into the next sprint.

JANET

YouTube, Google Maps… everyone’s using Hamburger menus days. They can’t be wrong, right?

TOM

Works for me. We can demo with it to customers on sales calls no problem

WILL

Alright done! Thanks for your support guys

Hamburger Menus are Great Because…

…they meet all your internal needs!

Credit to Ted Abbott