Tree Testing

Tree Testing

Learn about tree testing activities and how to conduct them.

About this course

Tree testing is a technique for evaluating your information architecture. It helps you understand if customers can find your content given a specific organization and labeling scheme.

Feedback from your tree test will provide insights so that you can rename or rearrange pieces of content and categories.

Tree testing is conducted by recreating a text version of your navigation and having participants identify the location where they expect to find specific pieces of content within it. Separating the labels from the visual design allows a focused evaluation of those labels.

In this course, we discuss what tree testing is, how to conduct a tree test, and the insights you can expect to pull from your results.

Curriculum35 min

  • What Is Information Architecture? 4 min
  • What Is Tree Testing? 4 min
  • Planning a Tree Test 6 min
  • Conducting a Tree Test 4 min
  • Using UserTesting for Tree Testing 4 min
  • Analysis of Tree Test Data 5 min
  • Best Practices 3 min
  • Navigation Tests 1 min
  • Frequently Asked Questions 1 min
  • Example of Piloting a Large-Scale Tree Test 1 min
  • Course feedback 1 min
  • Resources and next steps 1 min

About this course

Tree testing is a technique for evaluating your information architecture. It helps you understand if customers can find your content given a specific organization and labeling scheme.

Feedback from your tree test will provide insights so that you can rename or rearrange pieces of content and categories.

Tree testing is conducted by recreating a text version of your navigation and having participants identify the location where they expect to find specific pieces of content within it. Separating the labels from the visual design allows a focused evaluation of those labels.

In this course, we discuss what tree testing is, how to conduct a tree test, and the insights you can expect to pull from your results.

Curriculum35 min

  • What Is Information Architecture? 4 min
  • What Is Tree Testing? 4 min
  • Planning a Tree Test 6 min
  • Conducting a Tree Test 4 min
  • Using UserTesting for Tree Testing 4 min
  • Analysis of Tree Test Data 5 min
  • Best Practices 3 min
  • Navigation Tests 1 min
  • Frequently Asked Questions 1 min
  • Example of Piloting a Large-Scale Tree Test 1 min
  • Course feedback 1 min
  • Resources and next steps 1 min