I was asked to pick one page on a large site and mock-up improvements for testing. I tested the old page with task analysis, satisfaction survey, and a card sort.
I changed about 15 aspects of the page including font size, leading, iconography, added progressive disclosure, and moved some of the standard article info, such as author, date, content owner, etc..
For testing the new page, I'd like to test performance and preference. My idea is to do task analysis on the old page, then the new page, and then ask for preference. I'd also like to do some remote testing, but don't have the tools to let people compare the actual pages.
How can I conduct remote multivariate testing with Optimal Sort on a static image of a different design? Are there better general approaches?