Amir. Someone must have done a study on this... I still remember the
day I had someone join us in IRC asking why you couldn't sign in on
mobile. I explained it was behind the menu and then realised the
problem was he hadn't realised the hamburger was a menu button. I
probed to try and understand where he was from but he left angrily
thinking I was trolling him trying to make him feel even more stupid
Note to self: Investigate event logging for hamburger across different
language projects and reply to this thread with analysis in comparison
to search/language feature to identify projects where this may be a
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
2014-11-24 2:20 GMT+02:00 Jon Robson
* They struggled with the captcha when
surprise). It's English words not Chinese words. I notice everyone has
WiFi passwords here that are numbers. It would be interesting to
explore captchas that involve numbers if that is at all possible.
A lot of sites have numbers for CAPTCHAs.
A lot of sites don't have CAPTCHAs at all :)
* In the language overlay in 3 out of 3 cases
where people have used
it they all seemed to scroll down, no one realises they can search for
the language at the top. That's a UX problem I guess we need to fix.
While you're at it, could you please keep this in mind, too? -
* They didn't seem to recognise the hamburger
as a menu icon
I would really love to read more research about it. We're really not alone
with the hamburger: a lot of mobile sites use it, and the mobile style is
becoming so ubiquitous that it's used on desktop sites, too. You mobile devs
probably know this much better than I do ;)
And yet, when I talk to people about Wikipedia and show them the mobile site
and the VE, which also has a hamburger icon (page options, categories), they
are baffled by this icon's meaninglessness.
Maybe it works in some cultures and doesn't work in others? And maybe its
ubiquity is based more on a designers' meme than on actual usefulness to