One question I have is about using our widgets. The descriptions are somewhat vague which could cause problems for users who are not very familiar with navigating sites. The question I have is if the widgets and their descriptions are specific enough to get the task we are asking of them, try to find recommended albums, done.
My hope and expectation is that the tests our group will be performing with the prototypes will answer this question. I am sure every group member will ask a variety of different kinds of users. This variety should show whether this concern is really going to be a problem for the majority of just a minority of users.
The test protocols I would use to figure this out would probably be interviewing. This way we could ask the users specific questions to get the specific answers we need. Also, maybe see how long it takes users to navigate the site and complete their assigned task. This might help us figure out if users who understand or at least say they understand can really navigate on their own effectively.