People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

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Monthly Method Spotlight: Card Sort


card-sortWhat: Card Sort/Card Sorting

When/why: This low-tech method is a way to get feedback from your target audience/users for designing the information architecture (i.e. navigation menus, drop-down categories, etc.) of an interface (i.e. website, online form, etc.).

How: Example scenario – You would like to create a community directory of resources and services. There are many categories and possibly subcategories (i.e. education, job help, small business, health, etc.) that you need to organize. Have users/participants write down the concepts on post-it notes and index cards and arrange/organize them in ways that make sense to them.

Tips: Take pictures of participants’ card sorts for analysis.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.