Card sorting is an ideation method that asks participants to help design or evaluate information by sorting cards. See how it works and the most common uses for this brainstorming technique.
- Card sorting is a common method…by which you'll ask your participants…to help you design or evaluate information.…This is typically done when managing…the navigation or taxonomy of a website,…or in the categorization of blog topics.…In a card sorting session,…participants organize topics into categories…that make sense to them.…And you can use that to also help you label these groups.…For example, you may run a travel site…and have sections called Plan Your Travel…or Book Your Travel.…But you run a card sorting session…and determine your audience aligns more closely…with the terms Book Now and Planning Resources.…
To conduct a card sort, you can use actual cards,…pieces of paper, or one of several…online card sorting software tools.…Card sorting will help you understand your topics.…There's two approaches to card sorting,…open and closed card sorting.…Depending on your needs, you may choose…to do an open or closed card sort.…In an open card sort, participants are asked…to organize topics into groups that make sense to them…
- Brainstorming techniques
- Conducting brainstorming sessions
- Mind mapping ideas
- Forced ranking
- Card sorting
- Asking tough questions
- Reverse brainstorming
- Stages of problem-solving
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Brainstorming Process
2. Brainstorming Approaches
Adapting techniques2m 30s
3. Brainstorming Session
Keeping the session flowing2m 19s
4. Ideation Techniques
5. Further Concepts
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