Card Sorting Exercise Results2:44 with Dan Gorgone
Hopefully you were able to compile your own results from the card sorting exercise from the previously video. Check out the results that Slack discovered.
All right, so, how did your card-sorting exercise go? 0:00 I hope it wasn't too stressful, and it shouldn't have taken you too long, 0:04 maybe 10, 15 minutes at the most. 0:08 Go ahead and grab your results, 0:09 because now we can compare what you did to what Slack did on their website. 0:11 So, Slack took those 23 pieces of content and 0:17 organized them like this within the footer of their website. 0:20 Their groups are Company, Product, Resources, and Extras. 0:25 And feel free to pause and look them over to get a feel for what they did here. 0:31 Now, if you didn't get these results, that's completely fine. 0:36 Everyone will have a different set of results because everyone's perspective is 0:40 a little bit different. 0:44 What I do hope is that you took some of the similar pieces and 0:45 grouped them together in some way. 0:50 For example, Why Slack is all about the features and benefits of using the app. 0:52 And that's a natural fit with Customer Stories, as well as Pricing. 0:58 In the Company section, About Us and 1:04 Careers work together, along with Press and Brand Guidelines. 1:06 And when you group together the Download Page, Help Center, Guides, API and eBooks, 1:11 you've got a bunch of stuff that it's all about educating or helping the user. 1:17 So Resources is a good name. 1:21 Now, some of you out there might take issue with Extras as a category name, 1:24 is it lazy? 1:30 Is it vague? 1:31 I'm not a fan of it either. 1:32 It's like the junk drawer of links but I get why they did it. 1:33 They took what was left and they grouped them, but I would 1:38 have tried to come up with divisions that put everything some place logical. 1:41 Personally I would have grouped Blog and Podcast together somewhere, and probably 1:46 would have stuck the Gartner Report and Slack Fund into the Company group. 1:52 Since Slack at Work lists jobs with partner companies, 1:56 it might make sense to put it in the group with Partners. 2:01 What might make a lot of sense is to have a separate developer's group with API, 2:04 App Directory, Partners, and Slack at Work together. 2:10 It might not be perfect, but I feel like it makes more sense than what they've got. 2:14 Now, if you're Slack, 2:19 and you get get a series of card sorting results like this, it can be helpful 2:21 to see the different prospectives people have about your content. 2:25 You can see what they believe the relationships are between pieces, and 2:28 how they'd group and label them. 2:33 So try your own card sort with your own website, and 2:36 you may be surprised what you discover. 2:41
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