Posts tagged ‘OptimalSort’

ConceptCodify and Optimal Workshop

The story of ConceptCodify from its founder

We’ve welcomed ConceptCodify users onto our OptimalSort platform, which is now the new home for their surveys. And we’re pleased to be sharing the following post written by ConceptCodify’s founder. (Thanks Kevin!)

Card Sorting outside UX: How I use online card sorting for in-person sociological research

Card sorting has a well-established place in the humanities in disciplines like anthropology and sociology. Rick Moore, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago, explains how he’ll use online card sorting as part of his research into society and religion.

Behind the scenes of UX work on Trade Me’s CRM system

We love getting stuck into scary, hairy problems to make things better here at Trade Me. One challenge for us in particular is how best to navigate customer reaction to any change we make to the site, the app, the terms and conditions, and so on. Our customers are passionate both about the service we provide — an online auction…

How we used card sorting to design a Style Guide for web developers and UX designers

At Wynyard, we’re bringing UX to the frontline of our product teams. One of our first steps towards UX integration is to create UX style guide that our web developers and designers can look to for styling, components and patterns. Here’s how we used card sorting as part of this project.

Six ways to run closed card sorts like a boss

Closed card sorting is a versatile research technique with virtually limitless application, and we thought it was time someone sung its praises from the skies. So here’s a post that suggests a few ways you can use it to find out cool stuff about your customers, your teams, your products, and your ideas. A quick word on how closed card…

97 tags, 37 categories, 172 remote participants: How we’re taming our blog with card sorting

We’re taking you behind the scenes to show you how we’re improving our blog structure using open card sorting.

100s of resources, a discerning audience, and a brand new IA: How open card sorting saved the day

We’ve got lots of useful resources to share with the many hardworking school administrators in the USA and beyond, and we want to create a taxonomy that’s intuitive and easy to navigate. Here’s how open card sorting set us off in the right direction.

Baby, You Can Park My Car: A vehicular taxonomy mystery

I recently moved desks at work and found myself lucky enough to score a window seat (yay!). The view is a pleasure, but an extra joy was the research question it sparked in my mind within a few days of moving. My new desk overlooks a large open air car park (200+ spaces) in the heart of the busy Canberra CBD.…

Tree testing and card sorting Yelp’s support content

We recently ran a study on Yelp’s desktop website as part of a redesign exercise for an ebook, and our eye was caught by one of Yelp’s support sites. We thought it would be fun — yes, fun — to run a tree test and an open card sort on the site’s information architecture, and write about our objectives and findings. Check them out!

Moderated Card Sorts VS Online Card Sorts — why you need both

Have you ever suggested doing an online card sort and been told no ‘because the conversation in the room is the most valuable part of a card sort’? I have. Repeatedly. I decided it was time someone actually tested that theory. So when the opportunity came up at work, I jumped on the chance to run this experiment. My research task…