Card Sorting

I really like card sorting. I think it’s one of the most powerful tools not just in UX, but in IT in general. It makes the abstract concrete, and there’s something about the nature of it that just helps users find their own connections, without prompting from ‘us.’ I was working on a little Intranet project at the Center for Educational Leadership. The Center has very 4 distinct teams, so figuring out a common IA and navigational schema is always tough. I took terms from the highest navigational levels of a few systems (live website, network drives, other shared tools)...