August 28, 2017 - Comments Off on Hamburger Menu

Hamburger Menu

Word: Hamburger Menu

Definition: The three stacked horizontal lines, usually appearing in the top left- or right-hand corner of a website or application, which can be clicked to reveal further navigation and page options. Sometimes referred to as the "pancake stack".

Reference: The hamburger menu was created by Norm Cox for Xerox Star, a very early graphical user interface.

Thought: The icon has become ubiquitous but a continued industry debate has sparked over the past years regarding the icon's effectiveness. While I understand the viewpoint of team "minimalist design", I believe that the deliciously-named icon limits discoverability and should be used cautiously and purposefully.

Published by: hannah in ui

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