Usability testing a build and supplementing it with paper mocks
9 Jul 2008 - 8:38am
5 years ago
I'm currently in the process of usability testing a build. The build
consists of a lot of functionality but some of those parts are not
connected to the main navigation. People can still access the
functionality but not from the correct places.
I'm considering providing the user tasks to complete and filling in
the missing flow pieces with paper mocks. Do you think it's going to
be too disorientating going from a working build to a static mock or
will people generally be able to make that leap of faith and
understand they are still moving within the flow of the site?
Alternatively, I could test the interaction design for the functioning
pieces exclusively but I feel like there would be a missed opportunity
to test the IA/nomenclature and a wholistic view of the overall
concept of the site.