Card sorting: Designing usable categories

Card Sorting Cover


Card sorting is an effective, easy-to-use method for understanding how people think about content and categories. It helps you create information that is easy to find and understand. In Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories, Donna Spencer shows you how to plan and run a card sort, analyze the results, and apply the outcomes to your projects.

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: All About Card Sorting
  • Chapter 2: All About Organizing
  • Chapter 3: Defining the Need
  • Chapter 4: Choose the Method
  • Chapter 5: Choose the Content
  • Chapter 6: Choose the People
  • Chapter 7: Make the Cards
  • Chapter 8: Manage the Sort
  • Chapter 9: Use Exploratory Analysis
  • Chapter 10: Use Statistical Analysis
  • Chapter 11: Use What You’ve Learned

Sample chapter

Here’s a sample chapter, on Open and closed card sorts.

How to get it

The book is available via Rosenfeld Media, in e-book form (the print run is finished): Card sorting: Designing usable categories.