A good article on how to test the content of a website. Angela Colter lists few methods to test the decoding and comprehension of content. Seems like her preferred method is moderated usability testing.
To find out whether people understand your content, have them read it and apply their new knowledge. In other words, do a usability test! Here’s how to create task scenarios where participants interpret and use what they read:
- Identify the issues that are critical to users and the business.
- Create tasks that test user knowledge of these issues.
- Tell participants that they’re not being tested; the content is.
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