Capture a diversity of perspectives with this card sorting template
The team at KPMG Digital Village brings design thinking practices to many of the leading brands in Asia and Australia through their high-touch consultative approach. Through working with people from a multitude of backgrounds, the team has developed a knack for expert facilitation and gathering a diversity of perspectives.
When you have business managers, developers, and designers in one workshop, you’ll never get the same output. This template will help you see where everyone converged on common themes or hotspots.
With this template, you’ll gather perspectives from various backgrounds to explore new approaches and identify themes for your information architecture.
You don’t need to start from scratch. Use the KPMG Digital Village’s card sorting template to:
- Map out your information architecture
- Inform your website structuring
- Gather perspectives from your teammates
- Identify themes across different points of view
How to use this card sorting template
Step 1: Set up the session
Prior to the session, fill out section one of the template with labels for each card relevant to your project. Remove or add cards as needed.
Step 2: Give your participants context
With your participants in the freehand, start your session with some background on the project and what you’re looking to accomplish. Your participants may also need some encouragement to get started.it helps
It helps to tell them, ‘There are no wrong or right answers’ or ‘We’re looking for quantity over quality.’
Step 3: Participants sort cards
Give participants 10 minutes to sort their cards in a way that makes the most sense to them. Remind them that there is no wrong way to sort their cards.
Step 4: Each participant shares
Take 20 minutes to hear each participant’s thought process. Along the way, identify themes or areas where thought patterns converge.
Sometimes it might be hard for a participant to explain their thought process, so it's on the facilitator to help.
Step 5: Synthesize your findings
Summarize the common themes or interesting takeaways that came out of the session. Oftentimes, you’ll need to iterate on your information architecture after a card sorting exercise.
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