The expected path is the flow you want a tester to go through your product in order to complete your mission.
Each mission should have at least one defined path. A mission is considered complete once a tester reaches the end screen of a path. You can add as many paths as you want when you create a mission. All paths you set will be considered successful ways to complete the mission.
In this article:
- How success is measured
- Change the start screen
- Create a path
- Adding multiple expected paths
- Remove screens from a path
How success is measured
Maze records every path a tester takes.
- If the paths users take to complete a mission are the same as the paths you set, Maze records this as a direct success.
- If users take an undefined path but still reach the last screen of the mission, Maze records this as an indirect success.
- If users give up or leave the maze during a path, it's recorded as Give up / Bounce.
Change the start screen
The start screen is the first screen that your testers will see at the beginning of a mission.
To change the start screen:
- Before defining a path, click to change the start screen.
- This will display all screens in your prototype. Click a screen to select it as the start screen.
Create a path
Before you start:
- You need to set a minimum of two screens for each path.
- You can change the start screen of all expected paths before you start selecting the screens.
- The last screen of a path can't be reused on that same path. Learn more
To set the path in a mission:
- In your draft maze, add a mission block.
- Write the mission task and an additional description.
- To set the path, navigate through the prototype on the right. You'll see screens appear in the path as you click.
Adding multiple expected paths
If your mission has more than one valid way to be completed, you can add as many expected paths as you need. All expected paths you set will be used to measure the success metric in your maze results.
To add more paths after defining your first path, click Add path to add more expected paths. To set the path, navigate through the prototype on the right. You'll see screens appear in the path as you click.
Repeat these steps for each additional path you want to define.
Remove screens from a path
To remove a screen from a path, hover and click the screen you want to remove. Deleting a screen from a path will remove any subsequent screens as well.
- The last screen should only be used once in a path. Learn more in this article: Why can't I reuse the last screen in a path?
- Why am I getting an "Invalid mission path" error when I try to launch my maze live?