Cogwheel vs Three-line-icon | uxcandy

Cogwheel vs Three-line-icon | | #ux #usability #uxcandy
As of late there’s a new Sherrif in town and it’s got three lines. The cogwheel has been a recognizable icon and solid mental model for configuration and options. However since mobile popularity the three-line-icon is used a lot to represent a list of options. And now it’s leaking from mobile apps to the web. Below you can see a couple of examples. Some popular services use the cogwheel, others the three-line menu. Facebook now uses both.

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