Hi Kyle,

     Our UX/UI person has done some card-based IA testing using the methodology outlined here:


Card-Based Classification Evaluation  Boxes and Arrows<>
Mark the intersection of each scenario and the classification item selected by the participant. I usually use capital letters for first choices and ...

If you have any questions about it, I can put you in touch with him.


Elizabeth Peele Mumpower
Systems Librarian
Emory University

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Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:48 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Methods to test new site IA?

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


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