Even if you’re not a hardcore basketball fan, you have probably heard of or seen The Last Dance, a documentary mini-series about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, known for winning six NBA titles in the 90s. Although the series focuses on Jordan, an extremely competitive personality with a uniquely fierce leadership style, watching how the Bulls succeeded provides some really useful takeaways to any leader, regardless of the industry.
Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player of all time, joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984, however, the team did not win a championship until 1991. In Jordan’s early years, the Bulls’ strategy was simply to “give the ball to Michael and everyone else get the fuck out of the way” which did not prove to be a successful one. …
Using dropdown menus in forms might seem a no-brainer: they don’t take much space on the UI, they automatically validate the input, all browsers and platforms support them, they’re easy and cheap to implement, and the users know them well enough.
Let’s look at some of the limitations and concerns:
If you’re working on digital products, you have already read dozens of articles describing how and why the hamburger navigation on mobile (and desktop!) hurts UX metrics due of its low discoverability and efficiency. (You can read some of best articles on the topic here, here, here, and here.)
Luckily, more and more sites and apps are experimenting with alternative, more efficient solutions for this very problem. None of the ideas listed here is better than the others, their viability and performance obviously depend on the content and the context.
If you have a limited number of sections in your website or app and users should be able to quickly switch between these sections, a tabbed navigation might be the solution. …