OK, so maybe not the sexiest of topics but the team have been looking at UI and navigation during the past sprint. We have been laser focussed around making sure that you will all be able to navigate seamlessly through the site and in particular the pages of content within Encyclopia.
Here are the designs that we are now building out. Please do share any feedback or thoughts and let me know other menu navigations that you like?
First up is the level navigation. Encyclopia will be broken in to 6 levels and users can quickly navigate via this top level view. Users can watch a short video explaining what is covered in each level
Once the user selects a level the page transitions like this
And then finally this reveals the modules within that level just like this
All in all, we want to make it as enjoyable for the user to navigate around the site and really feel they are going on a journey. We have also hidden a few navigation easter eggs in the site that will come in handy for mobile users. A good example is the pull down navigation whenever you are within the Encyclopia sections, like this (don’t pay too much attention to the content of the pages, they are just placeholders)