Join Chris Nodder for an in-depth discussion in this video Recruiting participants, part of Foundations of UX: Information Architecture.
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You'll need to find people who are representative users of your site or product.…If you're creating the information architecture for your company's intranet…or an internal tool, then you must find people from the organization who would be…likely users. If you're creating a public facing…website, you need to find people who would be your site's customers or visitors.…I covered the steps you'll need to cover to recruit people in a lot of detail in my…course on usability testing. I suggest you watch the relevant chapters…of that course before you start your recruiting effort.…
At a minimum you'll need to find sufficient people.…Check that they meet your criteria. Schedule times to meet with them, either…at your place of work or at their location, and convince them to turn up by…paying them a suitable gratuity for their time.…15 participants should give you enough data to have sufficient confidence in the results.…Obviously, if you have different types of users, you'll want to have this number of…participants for each user type. Because you'll need to see whether they…
- What is information architecture?
- Why do research?
- Creating and running a paper card sort
- Recruiting test participants
- Analyzing paper card sort results
- Running a computer-based card sort
- Creating abstract information architecture
- Validating your plan with a reverse card sort
- Translating information architecture to navigation and layout
- Watching the server after you go live