Help the Township of Douro-Dummer build a great, new website through this quick and easy navigation exercise!

Join us in completing a few real-world web tasks to help find any problem areas in Township’s new website structure (also known as navigation tree testing). Have you ever felt frustrated by not being able to find what you are looking for when browsing a website? You can help to solve this problem! Your answers will improve the new main menu and sitemap on the Township’s upcoming website. We’ll measure if you found the correct answer, how you got that answer, and how long it took to get there. This will make a real difference in the Township’s web presence!

Please click this link to access the Site Map testing platform.

Navigation tree testing asks users to complete real-world tasks and measures their success in order to find any problem areas in the site structure. Tree testing helps to determine if our category labels and language align effectively with a user’s understanding and their real-world tasks. This evaluates the menu hierarchy to see how it performs before the design of the website and its navigation, which allows for easy refinement of our menu categories and semantics. Major changes to a website’s overall information architecture are much easier earlier on the project process.

Each task tests a category label by asking the user to find something contained within that category. With Treejack, we’ll be able to find how many participants found the correct answer, how they got to their answer, and how long they took to get there.

Tree testing helps us understand:

  • Can a visitor find what they’re looking for?
  • Is my website structured well and in a user-centric manner?
  • Is navigation labelling suitable for our audience?
  • Do categories accurately convey meaning?

Thank you for taking a few minutes of out your day to participate in this important step as the Township works to design a new more customer focused website. For more information regarding this project please contact Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary CAO or Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official.