Tree Testing

Tree Testing

Learn about tree testing and how to conduct tree testing activities.

About this course

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

Feedback from your tree test provides insights for, if necessary, renaming and/or rearranging 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. Separating the labels from the visual design encourages a more focused evaluation of those labels.

In this course, we discuss what tree testing is, how to conduct a tree test, and what insights you can expect to draw 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
  • Next steps 1 min

About this course

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

Feedback from your tree test provides insights for, if necessary, renaming and/or rearranging 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. Separating the labels from the visual design encourages a more focused evaluation of those labels.

In this course, we discuss what tree testing is, how to conduct a tree test, and what insights you can expect to draw 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
  • Next steps 1 min
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