Card sorting is a simple technique for discovering the groups or categories of a content set.

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Any value to gathering qualitative data from card sorts?

One of the best tools I've found for card sort experiments seems to be websort, mainly because you can just send out a link for participants to go through the exercise at their own convenience. ...
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Card sort with 'Don't know' group

I've recently piloted an open card sort, and have had some feedback suggesting that respondents should be told that they can add a 'Don't know' group if they're not sure where to put cards. I'm ...
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Experience of Card Sorting Tool [closed]

While re-building a website you would probably like to re-design the way content is grouped together according to user preferences. One thing that is very useful is a card-sorting tool which ...
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How to validate large-scale IA without skewing data? Crowd-sourced techniques?

I am pitching for a job that requires validation of the information architecture of a very large health and social care website of around 6500 pages. Here is my approach: Analyse existing ...
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Numbering Cards for Card Sorting Excercise

I am going to be conducting various card sorting exercises with a small group soon and I have a question about how to label some of the cards. I have about 6 that will contain words that I would like ...
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Card Sorting to determine the correct term

I understand the premise of card sorting and its benefit. My question, how do you use card sorting to determine the correct term that we want to use on the site. For example under Media we can have ...
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Quantitative Analysis of Cardsort Data

I'm working on some quantitative analysis procedures for cardsort (rank-ordering) type data. Are there established best practices for something like this? I was thinking cluster analysis, logit ...
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Grouping participants in a card sort analysis?

Instead of having one large subject pool of card sorting participants, has anyone ever tried segmenting their participants with a supplemental survey to define which persona they may fall into? If so, ...
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Collecting testing recruits without using a recruiting firm

I just started at a small design firm that's branching out into doing some UX and one of the things I'd really like to do is start trying to work simple testing into our workflow (maybe starting with ...
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How can you compare card-sorting results from users that have a linear process to users that have a hierarchy tree process?

I have conducted a few open cardsorting sessions these past weeks. I saw something happen that I haven't seen happening in a cardsorting before and I would like to know how to best analyse these ...
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When is the right moment to apply some UI improvements to an old product?

I work for a product where the interface is the same way for more than ten years. I studied some UX techniques like card sorting and I found it would be a good idea to apply it in this product. The ...
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Derive universal mental model from bunch of user mental models, good practice or not?

If you have a bunch of mental models derived from card sort and user interview data from a single user group, is it okay to attempt to form a universal mental model by looking at patterns in the ...
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Appropriate level of granularity in a card sort for a web app

When putting together a card sort for a web application, what level of granularity is appropriate for each card? For example, is the function "forward an email to a distribution list" granular ...
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How many items is too many for a card sort?

I'm looking to run a card sort to help gain understanding of how people would group & categorise courses. I currently have a list of 142 courses. I'm worried that the list is too long and ...
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What type of card sorting exercise can I use?

Let's say that I'm trying to determine how many levels deep I should make my filtering tool in my search screen for a set of data. I've got meta for my data set that goes 10-15 layers deep. I just ...
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Does anyone know of a web based card sort tool with the possibility for a participant to add own cards? [closed]

I need to do a remote card sort (with people on the other side of the Atlantic) and the setup I have had with clients here in real life has given them the opportunity to add cards themselves. This is ...
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How to determine categorization for a large ecommerce catalogue

I have an existing online catalogue of more than 300 services to provide improvement to. One of the common complaints anecdotally is around the current navigation, that the labeling isn't clear and ...