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"What is tree testing?"

"How does it improve my website?"

 "How do I run a good tree test?"

Tree Testing for Websites is a community guide to the "tree test" method - a quick, quantitative way to make things easier to find on your website.

  • If you're just getting started, this guide offers step-by-step instructions for running a good tree test and analyzing the results.
  • If you have previously run tree tests, you'll find tips on how to run more advanced (and more effective) tests, and solutions to the most common mistakes that people make.
  • If you have additional tree-testing wisdom to share, become a contributor to this guide!



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 1 - Getting our users unlost

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2 - Tree testing - a quick intro

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3 - IA in the design process

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page3 - IA in the design process

4 - Planning a tree test

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5 - Creating trees

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6 - Preparing a tree for testing

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page6 - Preparing a tree for testing

7 - Writing tasks

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8 - Setting up a test

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page8 - Setting up a test

9 - Recruiting participants

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10 - Piloting the test

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page10 - Piloting the test

11 - Running the test

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12 - Analyzing results

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page12 - Analyzing results

13 - Communicating results

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14 - Revising and retesting

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15 - Special considerations

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16 - Beyond tree testing

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page16 - Beyond tree testing

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