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Card sorting with user who have never seen your product before

It depends what you want to discover from your card sort. If you're trying to find a general users priorities for 'product type x' then you should conduct the sort before they see your specific ...
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Card sorting with user who have never seen your product before

Usually, but not always, we want to create an information architecture that is aligned with the existing mental model of potential users. In this case it has to be done before, because your visuals ...
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When is the best time to conduct a card sorting exercise?

There are 2 types of card sorting: Open and Closed. In simplified terms, open happens before IA, closed happens after. Open: You are letting people organize items into groups and labeling them. The ...
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Syncronize vertical list using tags and connections

I don't think you'll need to worry about too many tags. If the user is putting in a bunch of tags, then I don't think they're using the feature correctly. The majority would want to use a few to ...
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Different ways to Card-Sorting Audit

Go for it! (with some precautions) It sounds like you are trying to establish a menu structure for your application, and card sorting is a great way to do that. There is a fine line in this case ...
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Card sorting for deep and narrow IA

This is a pretty common challenge when organizing complex iAs. While card sorting is a great tool, it's not the only method available and sometimes might not even be the most suitable. Let's consider ...
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Suggested number of groups in open card sorting

The idea of an open card sort is that you leave the sorting unrestrained. If you start limiting the number of groups you're influencing that process. If you do want to constrain them by providing ...
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Card sorting for deep and narrow IA

If you restrict the topics for card sorting too much, you also limit the learnings you can gain from them. Maybe your users will disagree with your view of hierarchy levels. I would include a ...
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Prioritizing Information User Testing

A card sorting test on an unmoderated platform is a good first step for what you are trying to do. You should have your users think out loud as much as possible when doing the sorting, so that you can ...
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Card sorting exercise for a complex platform that is more focused on actions than information

You can do affinity mapping based on the actions, and prioritize those actions. Card sorts are great for grouping objects and their related categories (or attributes within). In your case it seems ...
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Card sorting: Use labels, or examples?

It's generally not an either/or decision. You can use labels and supplement the labels with examples or descriptions, if that will help your participants understand what the labels represent. In your ...
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How do I create useful categories from meaningless labels?

In short: get more data TLDR; If the only information you have consists of 50,000 non-descriptive nonsense labels As you mention in the question, then there really is no way to create useful or ...
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How do I create useful categories from meaningless labels?

I have multiple answers (and question) since your problem is quite global and I don't know the company you're working for. 1) Is there a way to rename every piece of software into something that's ...
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Syncronize vertical list using tags and connections

My main concern is that every column can have a scroll bar and the connections between the cards can be quite messy. You need to test this with more items to verify it scales. Trello is also a good ...
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User testing of multi dimensional information architecture

You might also try a tree test. I like Treejack for that. It can help determine if the primary navigation menu is working well, although it won't help much on the search function. You could test ...
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Card-Sorting in Mobile App

Here's a concept that should solve the design problem. Just an improvement on the popular android multitask card vertical scrolling stack, here the scroll is made horizontal. ON LANDING ON ...
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Card-Sorting in Mobile App

What about something related to the way people order numbered cards in a deck. There are many algorithms, but the one people tend to jump to is effectively insertion sort, but you have an ordered list ...
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Card-Sorting in Mobile App

The scenario you have mentioned suggests that you need to simultaneously view the card to be added and the top card compulsorily. One drawback of using mobile device is that you dont have enough space ...
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Card Sorting - Huge Company

You have a complex scenario for sure, but remember you don't need to have a card for each and every item. As a matter of fact, according to Card Sorting at usability.gov: Create your list of ...
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Best order of user research

First, it's important to understand what your users are like and how they perform the tasks that your app will help them with. At my current company we do shadowing to simply observe users. We watch ...
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Best order of user research

Hmm, interesting question. Well, I was in a similar position sometimes ago when we were revamping the web portal. Your condition might me different but the time when we were catering that portal then ...
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Table converted to Card Stack - sort options

Separate the two sorting mechanisms into two separate dropdowns. One for what used to be the column headers and the other with "Ascending" or "Descending." I wouldn't fret over what verbiage fits each ...
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Card-Sorting tool that allows making cards categories

I recommend Optimal Workshop. This is a screenshot of their card sorting tool (Called Optimal Sort) Here is a screenshot of the tool:
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Number of groups in card sorting

There is nothing wrong in asking the participants to group the cards into a fixed number of groups, e.g if you told them to organise the cards into 7 groups and you allow them to choose the group ...
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Name of a card sorting technique that lets people sort only their favorite items?

You might try looking at this Kelly's Repertory Grid. The repertory grid has found favour among both academics and practitioners in a great variety of fields because it has one unique characteristic. ...
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Name of a card sorting technique that lets people sort only their favorite items?

Short Answer It sounds to me like what you want to run is a variation of a closed card sorting exercise. Long Answer I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of card sorting exercises. However, ...
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What's the difference between card sorting and affinity diagramming?

Great question! There's no substantial difference between those two methods. Affinity Map Sessions have two main goals: Generate discussion. Organise Content. Card Sorting Sessions have one main ...
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What kind of card sorting is the best?

Reverse Card Sort An existing structure of categories and sub-categories is tested The reasons are: Open and closed card sorting techniques are used during the designing phase to understand user's ...
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Card Sort Analysis using Excel (Agreement and Disagreement Matrices)

built to work with Donna Spencer's spreadsheet http://www.informoire.com/co-occurrence-matrix/
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