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User Experience Re-Mastered by Chauncey Wilson

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CHAPTER 3. Card Sorting
Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter
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Card sorting is a method for classifying or categorizing content, names, icons, objects, ideas, problems, tasks, or other items by putting them into actual or virtual piles that are similar in some way. While card sorting is a common name for this method in user experience design, it goes by other names as well, including “pile sorting” (cultural anthropology), “free grouping,” and “partitioning” (mathematics and statistics). Card sorting is a powerful tool for shaping information architecture in Web sites and software applications.
Card sorting can be done individually by researchers as a way to organize some data (personal sorting – the kind you might do to help you organize ...

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