Card Sorting and IA Diagram Essay Assignment
EXPAND ON user types info using Google or any secondary research
2. BRAINSTORM user goals for each user type (outline their goals when using or visiting the site)
3. DO NOT VISIT THE SITE YET. Brainstorm a list of content and features that would be relevant for this client’s website based on these user goals.
4. Take the list of requirements from the client (in appendix) and fill in the gaps based on your brainstorm from #3 a. You should end up with one final list of content and features. Clean up the list of content and features. Identify them in Miro.
5. Perform a CARD SORTING: Agree on which cards (30 min -50 max.) you will all use for the card sorting exercises. Identify them in Miro.
● Only include cards that you feel relevant to the business and user goals
● You want to get good coverage in terms of products and content that will be found on the site (e.g. include pre-purchase and post-purchase cards)
● You can rename some of the cards (if you are confused about a card, participants will also)
● DO NOT include duplicate cards
● Do more listening and watching, less talking (unless they are blocked during the session)
6. The team member must conduct 4 individual card sorts TOTAL (with friends or family). Record each team member card sort in Miro separately.
7. Analyse all card sorts and agree on final card groupings based on all individual card sorting. Group the content into “piles” and label each pile. Record your results in Miro. DO NOT RECONDUCT a team card sorting.
8. Submit a revised/clean brief
9. IA DIAGRAM creation: develop an IA for their new website using the final groupings. a. For each category in your card sort (Level 1), decide if you need to subcategorize the content further. If so, go ahead and do this. You can card sort each category or simply re-organize directly – your choice.
b. Choose an intuitive and explanatory label for each sub-category you create.
c. Examine your sub-categories (Level 2) and determine if you need to break any of these down further into sub-sub-categories (Level 3). If so, do this as above.
d. Document your results in an IA diagram (in Miro) i. Ensure you consider the order of sections as you go – you can group these logically, alphabetically…your choice.
ii. Just be sure to have a rationale for why you ordered your diagram in the way that you did.