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Planning a tree test: Part I

So you're ready to start a tree test. But how do you correctly plan for it? Dave O'Brien shares his tips for planning a tree test in this two-part...

Why should you run a tree test?

There are many different reasons why you'd run a tree test. Dave O'Brien explains the how and why of tree testing here.

How to communicate information architecture to others

Information architecture can be a hard topic to explain to others, let alone demonstrate why it's important. Learn how you can communicate it with...

How to benchmark your information architecture

If you're making changes to your information architecture, how do you know if it is successful? Read on to find out how to benchmark your current IA.

How to get the most out of tree testing

Steve Byrne joined us on the Optimal Workshop Roadshow in Sydney to share his thoughts on getting structure right and understanding what people want.

Just published: A free book-length guide to tree testing

Tree testing guru Dave O'Brien has just launched his brand new, comprehensive wiki "Tree testing for websites". Have a read and share your thoughts!

Tree testing in the design process — Part 2: The design phase

After explaining how tree testing fits into the research phase in part one of this series, Dave O'Brien now tells us where it sits within the design...

Time, space and information architecture

Dan Ramsden, creative director of UX architecture at BBC, shares his thoughts on information architecture before his presentation at UX New Zealand...

67 ways to use the Optimal Workshop Suite of user research tools

Got a spare few minutes to get creative with The Optimal Workshop Suite? Here's a list of 67 ideas to get you started!

Tree testing in the design process — Part 1: The research phase

Every facet of design — research, information architecture, visual design, content strategy — affects everything else. Read on to find out how.