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The labels you pick are, obviously, very dependent on your particular situation. How granular you go depends on how granular you expect the page to ultimately be. Multiple card sorts are not uncommon to focus on particular elements of a larger system. Usability.gov breaks down Card Sorting with several best practices. One points they make: Limit the ...


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Before you start your card sorting session, I would recommend that you define the objective of your card sorting session along with the audience you are going to be working with as that would define your approach and flow.. If this is your first session, since you are just trying to find the structure of the information architecture, a good approach would ...


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I'm from Optimal Workshop. We have actually started work on a mobile app especially for scanning barcodes into OptimalSort, but unfortunately I don't have a release date for you just yet. You don't actually need a barcode scanner at all. The card numbers are also printed directly below the barcodes and are generally just 1 or 2 digits long. So you can enter ...


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I am missing which website we are talking about. Depending on that the process can be shorten or longer. I would suggest to first do an inventory list and have a full list of all the sitemap. Then in order to redesign the IA and if possible to also combine pages together this flow might be useful: create personas list the main use cases create the ...


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First you need a communication strategy in phase with the strategic plan of the organization. The messy look of the IA is probably the consequence of no focus, no concrete objectives and too many people deciding what to put on the web site. The result is cacophony. Your first task is to get to know what this web site is supposed to do. Matt is right. Next, ...


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I think you're missing a key step which is audience personas. Who is the IA marketed at and what are their needs? When you have that, you can think from the users perspective. Then i would do card sorting from the audience point of view. You also need to have a concrete objective to make sure everything relates back to what you want to achieve.


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Working on a project with a quite tight schedule and a complex IA structure we decided throw great chuncks of the previous structure over board –– to break with big/great ux strategies and boil things down to the following probably a bit unorthodox approach: First things first – and the rest will follow. We first identified the key functionalities / the ...



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