Sorting Out Card Sorting: Comparing Methods for Information Architects, Usability Specialists, and Other Practitioners
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This study examines open and closed card sorting methods used by information architects and usability engineers. A hybrid data analysis strategy, combining conceptual analysis (Palmquist et.al, 2005) and constant comparative method (Glaser and Strauss, 1967) is employed to review 14 references. Characteristics of card sorting methods and their properties are organized into twelve emergent categories. Results are presented in a hypertext table, designed to be extended by others, and supported with explanations of each category.