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Card Sorting – What is it?

Author: Minh Nguyen

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Sep 2023

In many digital products, the menu, the grouping of menu items and the naming of individual menu items play an important role.
Developers often use names that they have learned themselves or that were found in the team for the functions.

For very simple functions such as “Save” this approach works very well, but for more complex functions it can happen that the later user has to search for functions or simply does not find them under the name used.
To get around this, card sorting is a suitable method.


How does card sorting work?

In Card Sorting, the user is given small cards with names and/or descriptions of the individual functions, which he or she is then supposed to arrange into stacks in such a way that they fit together from his or her point of view.

Card Sorting answers these questions

  • How should I name individual elements of my user interface (e.g. buttons, menu coins)?

How does a card sorting work with us?

Let us find out together whether card sorting is the right method for your problem and how a cooperation works in detail. You can find our contact details here.


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