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Card Sorting by Donna Spencer

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7: Make the Cards

After all the hard work of figuring out what you want to learn, choosing content, and arranging people, the process of creating cards is relatively simple.

If you will be running a physical card sort, you’ll need to make up a bundle (or bundles) of cards. If you will be running a software-based sort, you don’t need to make cards, but you will need to get the cards into the software system. Either way, the most important part of this process is writing good titles that are easy to understand and represent the content well.

Making Physical Cards

Most people conduct manual card sorts using the index cards that are easily available from an office supply store. I use 3"×5" (76mm×127mm) cards. They are easy to handle and have enough ...

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