Can I use images of products, rather than written tasks, to evaluate a site-map?
Support Staff2 Posted by William on 27 Feb, 2012 09:39 PM
It's not currently possible for Treejack tasks to contain
anything other than plain text. Part of the reason is one of
security, but it's also just a matter of us not having considering
the possibility of people wanting to test images - this is the
first time anyone has asked about this.
Could you tell us a little more about what you're looking to
Sure - we want to use images of products to test the taxonomy for a furniture retailers website - this way, we are not planting 'keywords' for the user to simply hunt down in the IA.
The reason is that we know that users have various descriptions for each item, eg - a media unit is also known as a TV cabinet, entertainment unit, TV & HiFi storage. Equally 'bed frame' / 'bedstead' / 'bed base'.
I guess the solution is to simply describe the item, trying to avoid planting keywords.
Support Staff4 Posted by William on 28 Feb, 2012 10:09 PM
One option is to have multiple tasks for each set of
descriptions, where one task asks for "TV cabinet" and another for
"Entertainment unit". That way you could see how each potential
You're absolutely correct that you should try and avoid keywords
in your tasks that give a clear hint to the answer - this is
relevant to everyone who uses treejack, not just for people testing