Seems like way more clicking than I want to do to eat some Waffles with ice cream. One concept from Edward Tufte comes to my mind when seeing this example:
Comparison between groups is not possible. Sure, I can see where I’ve been (Desserts [misspelled in the examples], Waffles), but I wouldn’t mind seeing what kind of burgers are available at the same time as what fries to pick. Maybe I’d like to pick some fruit to go well with a drink, but without seeing those items next to each other, I have to flip around a lot between categories (more clicking!!).
“High density is good: the human eye/brain can select, filter, edit, group, structure, highlight, focus, blend, outline, cluster, itemize, winnow, sort, abstract, smooth, isolate, idealize, summarize, etc. Give people the data so they can exercise their full powers—don’t limit them.”
I feel like I’m using some poorly designed social networking website with 10 clicks and a few page reloads to accomplish anything. I get irritated and annoyed quickly and want to leave. Surely there are better ways.