This is part of a series of posts which is based on a 3-hour hands-on workshop I offer on this topic. Be sure and check out the preceding posts:
Card Sorting from A–Z: Overview
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part I – Why and When
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part II – How to Prepare for a Card Sort
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part III – How to Implement an Open Card Sort
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part IV – How to Analyze Results of an Open Card Sort
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part V – How to Make Recommendations Based on Findings
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part VI – How to Implement a Closed Card Sort
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part VII – How to Analyze Results of a Closed Card Sort
Card Sorting from A–Z: Part VIII – Making Recommendations After a Closed Card Sort
Online Card Sorting Tools
- Websort: I have used Websort many times to conduct online card sorts. They have an easy to use interface which lets you create card sorting studies within minutes, and they have a variety of ways to view the data afterward.
- OptimalSort: I haven’t used OptimalSort extensively, but it offers a variety of tools and reporting options for conducting online card sorts as well.
- Information Architecture for the World Wide Web by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville
- Card Sorting the Book by Donna Mauer
- Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things by George Lakoff
- Maurer, Donna and Todd Warfel. Card Sorting: a definitive guide, Boxes and Arrows, Sept 2007.
- Robertson, James. Information Design using card sorting, Papers & Case Studies, Feb 2001.