Card sorting is a popular technique used to understand how users would categorize and organize information in a digital environment. It helps UX and UI designers better structure their navigation menus, product lineups, website content, and more.
ClickUp's card sorting template makes it easy to collect the data you need quickly and efficiently - without any hassle. With this template, you can:
- Set up and conduct card sorting sessions with ease
- Organize user responses into meaningful categories
- Analyze results for valuable insights about user behavior
The card sorting template from ClickUp is the perfect way to make sure your UX/UI design decisions are based on real user feedback!
Benefits of a Card Sorting Template
Card sorting is a powerful tool for user experience designers. When you use a card sorting template, it helps you:
- Eliminate unnecessary steps and confusion in the user journey
- Group content and features into logical categories that make sense to users
- Test user mental models to ensure that users can easily find what they’re looking for
- Save time and resources since you don’t need to design and maintain a complex navigation system
Main Elements of a Card Sorting Template
ClickUp's Card Sorting Template is designed to help you organize and prioritize tasks for a project. This Whiteboard template includes:
- Custom Statuses: Create tasks with custom statuses such as Open and Complete to keep track of the progress of each sorting card
- Custom Fields: Categorize and add attributes to manage your tasks and easily visualize the card sorting process
- Custom Views: Open 2 different views in different ClickUp configurations, such as the Card Sorting and Start Here views so that you can get started quickly
- Project Management: Improve task organization with tagging, nested subtasks, multiple assignees, and priority labels
How to Use a Card Sorting Template
Card sorting is a great way to organize your content into logical categories and create a more intuitive user experience. Here are five steps to help you get started:
1. Prepare the cards
Before starting the card sorting process, you’ll need to create cards with your content. This can be anything from website pages to product features or categories of information.
Use a Doc in ClickUp to create a list of the cards and the content they contain.
2. Invite participants
Invite participants to the card sorting exercise. You may want to invite users who are familiar with the content to help get the most accurate results.
Use Email integrations in ClickUp to send out an invitation to your participants.
3. Group the cards
Once the cards are ready and the participants have been invited, it’s time to start grouping the cards into categories. This should be done in a way that makes sense to the participants and reflects how they would want to navigate the content.
Use the Board view in ClickUp to create columns for each category and move the cards into their respective groups.
4. Name the groups
Once the cards have been grouped, it’s time to name the categories. This should be done in a way that reflects the purpose of the content and how the user would think of it.
Create tasks in ClickUp for each group and assign a name to each one.
5. Refine the groups
Finally, review the groups and make any necessary changes. This is a key step because it helps ensure that the categories are intuitive and easy to navigate.
Create Milestones in ClickUp to track progress and ensure that changes are made accordingly.
Get Started with ClickUp's Card Sorting Template
User experience designers can use this Card Sorting Template to help everyone stay on the same page when it comes to organizing information and categorizing content.
First, hit “Add Template” to sign up for ClickUp and add the template to your Workspace. Make sure you designate which Space or location in your Workspace you’d like this template applied.
Next, invite relevant members or guests to your Workspace to start collaborating.
Now you can take advantage of the full potential of this template to sort cards:
- Use the Card Sorting View to organize cards into categories and subcategories
- The Start Here View will help you quickly assess where to start with sorting cards
- Organize tasks into two different statuses: Open, Complete, to keep track of progress
- Update statuses as you progress through tasks to keep stakeholders informed of progress
- Monitor and analyze tasks to ensure maximum productivity
- Set up notifications to stay up-to-date on progress
- Hold regular meetings to discuss progress and any issues