• List / Drill Down Menu | Mobile App UI Design


    Navigation Design Pattern: List / Drill Down Menu
    List menu / drill down navigation display content of menu in a list. Usually the list menu contain an icon or image, a title and sometimes with the additional description as well. List menu / drill down navigation can be extremely useful and user-friendly, when your app contain large amount of content that organized in list over multiple levels.

    The Pros of Using List / Drill Down Menu

    • Provide user-friendly navigation that arrange according to alphabetical order, priority or group.
    • Provide detailed content to your user.
    • Ensure the accuracy of content that provided to your user through drill-down process.

    The Cons of Using List / Drill Down Menu

    • Your user might lose his patience.
    • Your user might get lost if there is too may levels of content.

    Best Practice

    • Keep the depth of your list menu content within 3 levels.
    • Include easy understand icon / image in your list menu.
    • Include additional description / info in your list menu.
    • Always test and rearrange the list menu before release it to marketplace.

    Example of Using List / Drill Down Menu

    Foursquare
    Foursquare
    Reeder
    Reeder
    Tune In
    Tune In
    Mobileme Gallery
    Mobileme Gallery
    Delibar
    Delibar
    Curling.ca
    Curling.ca
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