Menu Mania: What’s Wrong With Menus and How to Fix Them

Atlantic Ballroom 3

Menus are ubiquitous in websites and applications of all types. They are critical to accessing the information and actions that users need, yet they can be very frustrating to use. In our UX consulting practice, many clients have come to us for help solving problems with menus, such as scaling to handle long lists of options, and overcoming usability issues with hover and flyout menus. In this presentation we’ll review what we have learned about best practices for designing mega menus, context menus, hamburger menus, full page menus and other types, and share case studies of menu redesigns we have worked on for enterprise applications, mobile apps, and information-rich websites.