I've been asked to test a mega menu. I can't use a tree test because that tests the information architecture and I'm looking for a way to specifically test the layout and organisation of the mega menu.
Has any one got any guidance for this?
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If you are unsure about the organization of the (mega) menu, a card sorting exercise could be fit. Or just do the card sorting with those items you are more unsure about. For the layout of the menu, I would set up a series of quick tests to understand if the user can "read" the menu:
These would be simple tasks to find information within the website, through the menu.
In a mega menu, the programming could make the difference. I mean, how the frontend is developed is something that should be tested, as slight pointer movements/reactions and how the frontend reacts to it can make the difference between a good and a bad experience. So, I would suggest of course testing before developing, but also consider specific tests after development is done.