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From 3x5 to LCD* Considerations and how-tos for  conducting online card sort            studies                           ...
What is a card sort study?             http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3343504093
Open Card Sort       http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3344343842/
Closed Card Sort        http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3344341528/
3x5 Card SortGet IRB waiver or approvalMake cardsRecruit and schedule participantsObserve talking out loudAsk questions/in...
3x5 Card SortPro• Rich qualitative  and quantitative  data• Inexpensive• Complements data  from other  usability testing  ...
3x5 Card Sort     Con     • Time intensive     • Margins for error     • Participant       comfort/nerves
The Mission• Create a LibGuide for OMPH  students.• Share it between PSU and OHSU.
The PartnerLaura ZeigenUser Experience LibrarianOregon Health & ScienceUniversityOregon Master of PublicHealth Student
The Students
The Method    +=
Optimal Sort
The Set UpDrag,Drop,  &Label
The Output
The Result
LCD Card SortGet IRB waiver or approvalMake cardsRecruit and schedule participantsObserve talking out loudAsk questions/in...
LCD Card SortPro• Non-traditional  students/subjects• Asynchronous• Automated outputs
LCD Card Sort     Con     • No “think out loud”       data     • Potential interface       issues with online       produc...
3x5 or LCD?Considerations:• How many cards are in our set?• What other methods are being used  for this project?• What kin...
LCD Card SortHow-to:1.Choose your software.2.Design and set up your study3.Collect data4.Marvel at the results
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From 3x5 to LCD: Considerations and How-tos for Online Card Sort Studies

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From 3x5 to LCD: Considerations and How-tos for Online Card Sort Studies

  1. 1. From 3x5 to LCD* Considerations and how-tos for conducting online card sort studies Emily Ford Urban & Public Affairs Librarian Portland State University forder@pdx.edu *This presentation is based on an article forthcoming in College & Research Libraries News titled - Is Digital Better than Analog? Considerations for Online Card Sort Studies
  2. 2. What is a card sort study? http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3343504093
  3. 3. Open Card Sort http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3344343842/
  4. 4. Closed Card Sort http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3344341528/
  5. 5. 3x5 Card SortGet IRB waiver or approvalMake cardsRecruit and schedule participantsObserve talking out loudAsk questions/interview subjectsTransfer analog data to digitalCrunch dataMake sense of dataPlan and implement design/organization/changes
  6. 6. 3x5 Card SortPro• Rich qualitative and quantitative data• Inexpensive• Complements data from other usability testing methods
  7. 7. 3x5 Card Sort Con • Time intensive • Margins for error • Participant comfort/nerves
  8. 8. The Mission• Create a LibGuide for OMPH students.• Share it between PSU and OHSU.
  9. 9. The PartnerLaura ZeigenUser Experience LibrarianOregon Health & ScienceUniversityOregon Master of PublicHealth Student
  10. 10. The Students
  11. 11. The Method +=
  12. 12. Optimal Sort
  13. 13. The Set UpDrag,Drop, &Label
  14. 14. The Output
  15. 15. The Result
  16. 16. LCD Card SortGet IRB waiver or approvalMake cardsRecruit and schedule participantsObserve talking out loudAsk questions/interview subjectsTransfer analog data to digitalCrunch dataMake sense of dataPlan and implement design/organization/changes
  17. 17. LCD Card SortPro• Non-traditional students/subjects• Asynchronous• Automated outputs
  18. 18. LCD Card Sort Con • No “think out loud” data • Potential interface issues with online product • Potential online product functionality issues • Tracking discarded cards
  19. 19. 3x5 or LCD?Considerations:• How many cards are in our set?• What other methods are being used for this project?• What kind of users are our subjects?• Does the online product do what we need?• Do we want perfection or will good enough suffice?
  20. 20. LCD Card SortHow-to:1.Choose your software.2.Design and set up your study3.Collect data4.Marvel at the results

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