I’m new to the community and fairly new to UX design in general and would really appreciate some input…
I’m designing a new navigation for an eLearning platform. It’s a comprehensive site, with all sorts of reports, tools and resources.
So far, the new navigation includes two menus: a 'Profile' and a 'Main' menu.
Here’s where I’m torn! Part of me feels there would be a logic in putting anything that relates to the individual user (their reports, activity, etc.) under the Profile menu with all the other more general/non-personal resources listed under the Main menu.
However, almost every other platform (apps, websites, etc.) I’ve researched seems to keep the Profile menu as minimal as possible. I.e. perhaps no more than a settings/profile and a 'log out' option.
So my question is, does anyone know whether this is based on a particular research justification or whether it’s just become the design norm over time? And, if the latter, I guess that’s justification in itself as the users have become accustomed to finding things where they are?!
Excuse the long message! Cheers.