I'm working on a mobile website and have hit on an uncommon problem. The global site menu uses a hamburger menu (I know there's documentation we shouldn't be using this anymore - but that's another argument) and also there is a 'sign in - personalised part' to the site.
• The personalised section uses a 'profile icon - half hamburger half profile icon - (think Facebook iconography) to differentiate from the 'global site menu'.
• There's two trains of thought - use the profile 'signed in' icon to show alongside the global icon when a user is signed in. And not show when the user isn't.
• Only one icon be shown at all times to cut down on 'noise' However the problem is when a user is signed in but goes on the 'global site' what icon should show? The user will still need a visual indicator to show they are still signed on the 'global site'. This is still being fleshed out - so just wondering whether anyone has come across this problem or has any other thoughts on this.
I haven't seen any other cases like this - so appreciate any ideas thrown.