I have been wrestling with this problem for a couple of days. I have hundreds of sports teams broken down by leagues and geographic locations.
English Premier League: Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal .....(total 20) Italian Serie A: Juventus, AC Milan, Roma... (total 20) . . . Around 20 other leagues In addition to national teams broken down by continent.
Users are supposed to choose their favorite team on a mobile app.
How would you go about this?
Here are some options I thought about:
Search + Autocomplete
- Pros: Straightforward, users understand this approach
- Cons: Requires typing, visually boring
An upper pane, once a league/continent is chosen, a bottom pane appears with corresponding teams in the main category
- Pros: 2 taps only
- Cons: Small icons on a small screen can be confusing
Expandable menus of the leagues. Tapping expands more teams
- Pros: 2 Taps
- Cons: Could require a lot of scrolling
Ideally I would like an option that is both visually appealing and innovative + requires two taps only. Any takers?