Raluca Budiu

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.


Mobile First Is NOT Mobile Only

July 24, 2016

Mobile-navigation patterns make navigation unusable on the desktop and decrease its use. Porting an unchanged UI to a different platform hurts UX.

Hidden- and Visible-Navigation Study: Methodology

June 26, 2016

Methodology of a quantitative, remote user test of hidden and visible navigation (including hamburger menu) on 6 websites, with 179 people in the UK, using desktops and mobile phones.

Expandable Menus: Pull-Down, Square, or Pie?

May 8, 2016

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.

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