A maze is a succession of tasks and/or questions for testers to complete. It is the fundamental unit for testing in Maze. Each maze has its own results and reporting, and test results are collected on a per-maze basis.
In this article, you'll learn how to create and set up your first maze test:
- Create a project
- Create a maze
- Add blocks
- Enable user recordings
- Maze options
- Preview your maze
- Publish your maze and start testing
- Maze results
- Video tutorial
Create a project
To create a maze, you need to first create a project, since all mazes must belong to a project. Learn how to create your first project
Create a maze
To create a new maze:
- Open your project.
- Click Create new maze.
- Decide whether you want to create your maze from scratch, or prefer to use a template to add recommended blocks to your maze.
- To begin with a blank slate, select Start from scratch. You'll be taken to the Maze Builder, where you can choose the blocks you need to create questions.
- Alternatively, you can explore our gallery of pre-built mazes. Clicking each template allows you to preview its blocks and questions. Click Use template to copy the template into a maze of your own, where you can freely customize and use all the pre-made blocks. Learn more about templates
- After you've created your maze, you'll need to set up the blocks you want to use in your testing. For instance, add a Mission block in order to test a prototype.
To add tasks, questions, and any other extra screens to your mazes, you will use blocks. For instance, you will add a block to test a prototype, or to run a card sorting exercise. Learn more about all block types you can use
Enable user recordings
You have a few options available for customizing your maze. To learn more, check out this article: Maze settings
Preview your maze
When you're done creating your maze, you can preview how it looks by clicking on the Preview button in the top right corner. This will allow you to see how your testers will experience your maze without recording any data.
Previewing a maze is a great way to ensure your test flows nicely, and that your users are seeing what you want them to see. We highly recommend testing your mazes beforehand to ensure you and your team are completely happy with the content and performance.
Learn more: Previewing your mazes before publishing
Publish your maze and start testing
When you're happy with your maze, click the Start Testing button located in the top right corner of the screen, and then click Go live to confirm. This will send your maze live and generate a unique link that you can share with your testers.
Before publishing your maze, make sure to test it thoroughly until you are completely satisfied with the content and performance. Keep in mind that, while you'll be able to make some changes to the maze after publishing, many changes may be restricted in order to avoid misleading results due to the modified variables.
Once your maze is live, you can start testing it with people. There are different approaches to get your maze tested:
- Copy your link: Share a link to your maze via your own channels. Learn more
- Send Reach campaign: Email your participant database. Learn more
- In-product prompt: Add a popover to your website linking to the maze. Learn more
- Hire from our Panel: Recruit testers from our panel. Learn more
When testers begin testing your maze, you will start seeing the results in your dashboard in real time. You can access your results on the live maze page.
In addition to your results, Maze automatically creates a report for you to review and share with your colleagues, executives, and stakeholders. A report is created for every maze tested with at least one participant.
You can also learn about creating mazes in the Maze University: Creating and managing mazes