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Guide: How to Conduct an Effective Card Sort for UX Designers

Card sorting is excellent for UX designers to understand mental models and how people categorize information. It also serves as a way to visualize the skeleton of a project. 

This guide will help you navigate common card-sorting obstacles and how to identify the best technique for your team.

Qualitative user research techniques like card sorting usually have many questions arise during the creation phase. Here’s how to approach a card-sorting problem and get results that drive insights for you and your team.

Dive into or get a refresher on the fundamentals and best practices of card sorting:

✔ Identifying which card sorting method works best for your needs

There are three card sorting methods. Utilize the project phase you’re in to determine the most effective technique.

Recruiting the right people

Strategies for recruiting participants who are representative of your real-life users.

✔ Setting the stage for a successful card sort

Learn how to plan for the appropriate amount of time and ensure there is enough space to spread out all of the cards for the participant to see easily.

✔ Analyzing the card sort

Get tips on how to efficiently synthesize results that help your team make the best decisions for your customers.

A Comprehensive Card Sorting Guide for UX Designers

Get a deep dive on common obstacles and the fundamentals of card sorting

Learn how card sorting can reinvent the way you think about UX design for your next project.

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