When I’m brought onto website redesign projects I’m usually challenged with ‘cleaning up’ navigation.
The phrase ‘cleaning up’ is kind of pertinent. Like a messy bedroom, websites and applications have a habit of accumulating a lot of crap over the years. Before you know it there are so many options that you can barely cram them into a desktop UI… let alone mobile.
In cases like these, designers often throw in the towel and resort to shortcuts like the dreaded hamburger menu.
In this lightning talk I gave at MUXL last November, I go through a five step approach to creating a leaner information architecture. By going through this process, we can then translate it into awesome mobile navigation.
Here’s the talk!
Get that? In summary :
- Step one. Do your research;
- Step two. Let go of the words;
- Step three. Consolidate;
- Step four. Prioritise;
- Step five. Test.