Raluca Budiu is a Director of Research with Nielsen Norman Group. At NN/g she consults for clients from a variety of industries and presents tutorials on mobile and tablet usability, cognitive psychology for designers, and principles of human computer interaction. She coauthored the NN/g reports on tablet usability, mobile usability, iPad usability, and the usability of children's websites, and the book "Mobile Usability". Raluca also served as a judge for GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012-2016 and Tabby Awards 2013. She holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Read more about Raluca.
Hiding or displaying mobile navigation impacts use. But visual salience, information scent, context, tappability signifiers, and user expectations also affect navigation discoverability on mobile devices.
Hiding or displaying desktop navigation impacts use. But visual salience, information scent, context, clickability signifiers, and user expectations also play an important role in navigation discoverability on desktops.
Selecting an option inside a menu depends on how far away that option is from the menu icon. Drop-down menus, megamenus, pie or radial menus, and marking menus arrange items in different patterns to optimize the reach time.