What are templates?
Templates in Maze are a way to quickly and easily create a new project to solve a particular problem using a library of pre-built mazes. Once you find a template you like, you can quickly use it to create a new maze and add pre-populated blocks to get started right away. If you need to add additional questions or tweak the maze, you can make changes just like you would a blank maze you create normally.
You'll find templates broken down into two main categories:
- Basic: These templates don't require any paid features and can be used by Free customers right from the start
- Pro: These templates use one or more features that require a paid subscription and thus are only available to customers on a Starter plan or above
Where can I find Templates in Maze?
You'll find our library of templates in Maze right after you login simply by clicking Browse Templates:
Within the template library, you'll find all of the templates created by experts to help you get up and running quickly using a variety of research techniques that can help you get actionable insights more quickly. You can filter the templates based on use case, the team that will be conducting the research, and whether the template requires a prototype:
How do I create a project using templates?
Once you've found a template you'd like to use, you can click on it to view some additional details including a quick preview showing the blocks that will be added:
You can preview the template just like your testers would experience it by clicking Preview, and once you're ready to create the project you can click Start from this template to begin creating a new project using the pre-defined collection of blocks.
You'll be asked to provide a title if you're creating a Discovery project, or a prototype URL if you're creating a User Testing project.
Once you've done so, click Start building to create your new project.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add my own custom template?
We don't currently offer the ability to create a custom template, but if this is something you'd like to see please let us know!
I've got a great idea for a new shared template. How can I suggest it?
Is there something you find yourself manually creating in Maze a lot and you think others would benefit from it? Share a link to your Maze and your suggestion with our Support team and we'd be glad to pass along your suggestion.
Why do some templates require a prototype and not others?
Currently, we do not let you add a prototype to templates designed to be used as Discovery projects while projects designed for User Testing must be created with a prototype since one cannot be added after it's created.
Can I add a prototype to a project I've created via template if I didn't add one when I first created it?
This isn't possible today, though we are looking at how we can continue to evolve Maze to meet the needs of our customers. If you'd like to be notified when this is possible, please let us know.