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How it works

1. Create Your Card Sort

Create your open, closed or hybrid card sort exercise. Customize your card sort with messaging, logo and other settings then preview your card sort to see how it will look for your participants.

2. Invite Participants

Send your participants the link to your online card sort exercise. They complete your exercise online from anywhere. There's no software to download (all web-based) and it's done with a simple drag & drop interface. Participants have the ability to leave comments about the card sort that you collect in the results.

3. Get the Results

Once each participant is done, we save the results of their exercise. You can view and analyze the results online using several different analysis tables. Or, download the raw data as a spreadsheet and crunch the numbers yourself.


Subgroups: Look a Level Deeper

Turn on Subgroups and capture multiple levels of card placement. This PRO feature allows participants to drag one grouping of cards into another grouping.

When it's time to analyze the card sort results, the results pages allow special handling of the subgroup data by bubbling results up to the top parent or viewing only the lowest child. This special handling helps solve for the complicated analysis typically associated with subgroups.

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Participant Sort Replay: Gather More Than Data

Participant Sort Replay brings insight into typically blind un-moderated card sorting. This PRO feature logs every decision made online by your participants. Each time they sort a card, create a new group, or rename an existing group, the time and action is logged.

Use the Participant Sort Replay page to step through the captured log and see the final results built before your eyes. See how long the participant paused between moves, how they named and renamed groups and which cards got more attention. Highlight a specific card or group to track the evolution of it throughout the card sorting test.

Results Views: Analysis from Every Angle.

Frequently the most challenging part of a online card sort is making sense of the results. We provides many different views of the data including:

Plus, if you need to you can download most results as a csv format(excel readable) file.

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Participant Filtering Screenshot

Results Filtering: Avoid Information Overload

Our results filtering gives you the power to parse the results in a way that makes sense to you and your unique project.

Unlimted Projects & Participants: Test & Retest

Frequently the path to understanding the mental model of your users is easiest when you take it step by step.

Simple Card Sort does not limit the number of online studies, or participants during a subscription period. Start with an open sort to gather information on category naming. Then try a closed sort to understand groupings. Follow up with smaller sorts to find the best ordering.

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Sort Type: Open, Closed or Hybrid

An Open card sort gives the participant the control to make and name all the groups.

In a Closed card sort the facilitator (you) create and name the groups. The participant only needs to categorize the cards.

A Hybrid card sort begins as an open sort - allowing the facilitator to create and name groups - but allows participants to add new groups or rename existing ones.

In-Group Ordering: Understand the Priority

Enable in-group ordering to capture the order of each card within a group. Participants can order and re-order till they are happy.

This PRO feature also provides results views that shows you the position of each card within the group, and summarize the minimum, maximum and average position of every card.

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Customize your Card Sort Settings

Simple Card Sort provides many ways to customize your card sort

Customize the Experience & Your Brand

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