William Hudson, Syntagm Ltd
This half-day hands-on course is the first opportunity for a CHI audience to try first-hand an innovative range of techniques to maximum the benefits of card sorting as applied to information architecture. The techniques range from the use of barcodes to expedite the data capture from paper card sorts through to new methods of analysis that extend and complement traditional approaches such as cluster analysis.
The tutorial portion course has been presented to public and corporate audiences in the UK, including the UK Usability Professionals’ Association, the Scottish UPA, HCI 2006 and HCI 2007. It was presented at a PHICHI event in Philadelphia in September 2007. It was also an invited tutorial for CADUI 2008 in Spain. It includes material from the author’s column in interactions magazine.
On completion of this tutorial you will be able to:
Web and intranet designers, information architects, usability and HCI professionals interested in the practical application of card sorting. No specialist skills or knowledge are required.
The course is approximately 30% tutorials and 70% practical cardsorting activities or group discussions.
William Hudson has over 30 years experience in the development of interactive systems. He has contributed material on user-centered design and user interface design to the Rational Unified Process and to Addison- Wesley’s Object Modeling and User Interface Design (van Harmelen, 2001). He is the Director of User Experience for the Intranet Benchmarking Forum and has written regularly for the ACM’s interactions magazine and SIGCHI Bulletin. William is the inventor of the “Caps” approach to card sorting (Computer-Aided Paper Sorting).
Web site: Further information about the instructor and this course can be found at http://www.designforusability.com