In this article:
- What is a maze?
- Create a maze
- Add blocks
- Enable user recordings
- Maze options
- Preview your maze
- Publish your maze and start live testing
- Maze results
What is a maze?
A maze is a succession of questions and/or tasks for testers to complete. It is the fundamental unit for testing in Maze.
Create a maze
To create a maze, you need to first create a project, since all mazes must belong to a project. If you haven't created your first project yet, you can learn how to do so in this article.
To create a 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 add any additional blocks you want to use in your testing. If you're going to be testing a prototype, you'll need to add a Mission block where you'll have the option to link your maze to a prototype built using a supported tool.
To add tasks, questions, and any other extra screens to your mazes, you will use blocks. Learn more about all block types you can use.
Enable user recordings
If you're on a paid plan, you can capture audio, video, and screen recordings of asynchronous user tests, without having to schedule and run live moderated research sessions. Learn more in this article: Getting started with Clips
You have a few options available for customizing your maze. To learn more, check out this article: Options for your maze
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. Learn more here: Previewing your mazes before publishing
Publish your maze and start live testing
When you're happy with your maze, click Start Testing in the top right corner. This will send your maze live and create a unique link that you can share with your testers. You'll also be able to hire testers from our panel.
Before sending your maze live, make sure you're completely happy with the content and performance, as you won't be able to edit it once you start testing. We don't allow editing a live maze to avoid misleading results based on the changed variable(s).
If you need to edit a live maze, you must duplicate it, make the changes, send it live again, and share the new link with your testers.
Testing your maze
Once your maze is live, you can start testing it with people. There are a couple of ways to get your maze tested:
- Copy your link: Share your maze with your own testers.
- Hire testers: Order results from our curated panel. Learn more about recruiting testers from our panel.
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.
Learn how to access and read your test results using this guide: Understanding your results
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.
Learn more here: Your maze reports