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Reordering content on narrower screen sizes is a valid and useful approach when done right. I guess a key factor here is to maintain the hierarchy (flow) used in the wide layout. Simply stacking columns under each other without changing the order could easily bury/push down potentially important content in narrow, single-column layouts. The way you've ...


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The question is valid, but it has somewhat of a 'backwards' scent. Normally, you conduct a research (eg, card sorting) with some research goal in mind. The goal will account for the various personas. In other words, you recruit participants based on the fit criteria defined by the research goal which accounts for personas. Consider for example a site (or ...


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A Database, not a Document Sounds like more of a database-type user interface, rather than a document-type user interface: instead of multiple database records per window, you have multiple files per window, where you display certain information about each file, in addition to aggregated information about whole bundle. This is especially the case if you ...


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Many of the online cardsorting application allow you to provide some questions that you can use to segment the users into different demographics, or allow you to pre-select responders based on demographics. So it is always standard practice for me to group users for the analysis rather than only relying on the overall results. However, it may not always be ...


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Taking "Mobile First" paradigm, you could think in a reverse way. You create stacking layout for mobile according to some principle. Probably, the order of the blocks reflects relevance, or usage frequency, or usefulness of the content. So the arguments for the ordering is the base of your layout decision. Designing the desktop layout, apply the same ...


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I'm not sure why, but this is one of the only meaningful discussions I can find for this. My take on this is that the app-centric approach is a symptom of efforts to lock users into a company's ecosystem. The app-centric framework makes it difficult to take content to a different platform, therby



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