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Card sorting is an effective, easy-to-use method for understanding how people think about content and categories. It helps you create information that is easy to find and understand. In "Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories," Donna Spencer shows you how to plan and run a card sort, analyze the results, and apply the outcomes to your projects.


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Paperback, 162 pages
Published April 5th 2009 by Rosenfeld Media (first published 2009)
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Joey Heflich
Mar 27, 2014 Joey Heflich rated it really liked it
A good primer.
Michele Ide-smith
Oct 05, 2014 Michele Ide-smith rated it really liked it
The only comprehensive guide to card sorting I know of. This book is easy to read but informative and based on Donna Spencer's years of practical experience and insights from using and refining the technique. I found it extremely useful when preparing a workshop to teach card sorting to librarians.
Jun 06, 2016 Esther rated it really liked it
Manual very useful for people who has never conducted a card sorting or to solve some doubts.
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Good introduction into card-sorting, very practical with very useful excel files on the site for conducting your research and later analysing the results. A handbook for anyone that hands to conduct card-sorting with/for clients.
An excellent overview and guide to a key tool for information architects. Add the fifth star if you're working on a site with a large volume of complicated and difficult-to-categorize material.
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Fantastic book for information architects and others involved in organizing information. I had done a few card sorts before, but learned a ton from this book about how to do them better.
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A great introduction to card sorting, but even people with some experience will learn from this book because it's practical and well-written.
May 27, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
This book was excellent. I feel prepared to run a card sort now, with the ability to anticipate problems and issues as they arise.
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A nice introduction to card sorting with some real-world case studies.
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