Apologies for cross-listing...

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.

Kyle Breneman

Integrated Digital Services Librarian

University of Baltimore