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Re: [ia-55] Quick Poll - Desktop Megamenu Hover vs. Click?

From: Michelle M.
Sent on: Friday, January 18, 2013 2:00 PM
Would you be so kind as to share the results of your testing - very curious about what you may find as I am looking a a similar case

thx much for instigating the conversation!

Michelle


From: Monique Escamilla <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, January 17,[masked]:44 AM
Subject: Re: [ia-55] Quick Poll - Desktop Megamenu Hover vs. Click?

In this particular case, why do one over the other?
- The product owner wants something super shiny like the Lexus Eu site. The product owner prefers click (just based on preference)
- Research indicates that users want to go straight to product pages, but they're used to a left-hand fly-out menu that allows them to see and access everything from product category landing pages to subcategory pages to detail pages
- I'm designing an A option and a B option. The A options is standard rollover which is perfectly fine and usable (in my opinion). The B option is the "blow-your-mind" option for the product owner.
- We are going to User Test everything, so at the end of the day the users will make a call...

Monique

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM, alexander crockett <[address removed]> wrote:
Tap and hover aren’t mutually incompatible. I’ve never done a usability and directly asked about mega-menus but, they do seem to be relatively well understood. Personally, and this is not academic by any stretch, I prefer hover when it works well. When it’s not well coded, or the menu isn’t well organized it’s awful. But, the same principles apply to click.
 
Maybe just ask the question “why do one over the other?”, “cui bob, User or Business?” If the user is going to spend a long time looking at the menu.. maybe click, that way they can move their mouse around. If the business wants the user to look and make important decisions from the menu, then click again.
 
I’d be keen to hear other peoples insights on this question as I’ve often wondered why, when and which is best.
 
Thoughts?
 
Alex
 
 
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Carlos (Charlie) Salazar
Sent: Thursday, January 17,[masked]:02 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [ia-55] Quick Poll - Desktop Megamenu Hover vs. Click?
 
@Jeff Hoffer +1


Charlie Salazar
[address removed]
 
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Jeff Hoffer <[address removed]> wrote:
I'll say it's important to make the distinciton between mouse cursor input and tablet/touch interface.
 
If you need to serve the latter, then hover is out of the question.  So in that case, it may be best to remove it altogether.
Jeff Hoffer
@theGuywithaTie (http://twitter.com/theGuywithaTie)
 
 
 
On Jan 17, 2013, at 10:36 AM, Monique Escamilla <[address removed]> wrote:


Hi there UX Community,

I'm taking a quick poll:

How do you feel about Desktop Megamenu Hover vs. Click? Are you bothered by having to click on a megamenu to get what you want rather than hover?

Anyone do any usability testing to compare the two behaviors?

For reference, here are examples:

Click megamenu: http://www.lexus.co.uk/_nav/model-menu.tmex

Rollover: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/

Thanks for any quick responses!

Monique Escamilla




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