Michelle's Digital Garden

The trunk test


Not all users will first access your website via the home page so it’s important to ensure your navigation can orient them quickly and easily.

The trunk test is a test that’s used to determine the effectiveness of a website’s navigation.

A user is dumped onto a random page on the website and needs to establish:

  • What the site is (Site ID)
  • What page they’re on (Page Name)
  • What are the major sections of the site (Sections)
  • How can I search?

Source: {b} Don’t Make Me Think

Related Topics: Design

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