Instagram Makes Bad Navigation Good? #UX

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4 months ago
Instagram Makes Bad Navigation Good?

Here’s another example. We go to our own profile. Then we go to a post. After that to our likes. From the likes list we select a profile of one of our friends. We look at his cool photos. Then switch tabs to home. When we come back to our own profile — it even has our logo as the icon! — we end up on our friend’s profile instead. This loop breaks the logic and expectancy. It may make sense on a high level of the “entire navigation”. But deep down, logically it doesn’t. This should be OUR profile, not someone else’s. If we didn’t have the tabs available all the time, we’d have to back away the cumbersome way (one by one) which would take forever. So looking at it from that perspective it seems they made a conscious choice here that works. It is however still unnatural…

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