We've used Treejack<https://www.optimalworkshop.com/treejack/> (part of the Optimal Workshop suite) and it's been an excellent way to test labeling and structure. It also produces nice visualizations of the data. I highly recommend it!
Team Lead, Web Design & User Experience
Technology Strategy & Services
University of Arizona Libraries
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Methods to test new site IA?
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I need some advice on user testing methods. I’ve embarked on a project to redo our library website’s information architecture. I’ve sketched out a new IA for the site which I want to test with users. Initially I thought that I would just build out the new IA on our development server, then do usability testing with users on the dev site. Now I’m realizing that will be a lot of work, and making any changes once its built will also take time. Is there a middle ground? Are there good ways to do some user testing with paper prototypes? I want to get feedback on whether my categories and labels are intuitive and meaningful.
Integrated Digital Services Librarian
University of Baltimore