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Tree-testing is a lesser known UX method but can substantially help with improving problems in navigation. There are several software packages to allow you to conduct card sorting quickly and remotely, including solutions from MeasuringU and OptimalWorkshop. Like the other popular method for testing IA, Card Sorting, we'll cover tree-testing at the Denver UX boot camp. Here are several questions to get you thinking about

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Card sorting is a popular method for understanding the mental model of the user. Instead of organizing a website by some byzantine corporate structure, you base it on how the users think by having them sort items into categories. It's a method used as often as lab-based usability testing with 52% of practitioners using it in 2011. Variations of Card Sorting have been used in

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