Card sorting is a valuable technique for improving user experience since it allows navigation to better reflect the expectations of real users.
This one-day course will give you a good understanding of card sorting, particularly applied to web navigation design and information architecture. The practical activities centre on the redesign of several existing web sites. The course makes use of Syntagm's own card sorting tools as well as various other resources.
We have given half-day version of this course at various international conferences, most recently at CHI 2010 in Atlanta and HCI 2009 in Cambridge (UK). This new full-day course was first presented as part of Nielsen-Norman Usability Week in Las Vegas.
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Full day (9:30 pm to 5:00 pm), including breakfast and lunch (breakfast from 8:30)
You will learn how to make effective use of card sorting, particularly in navigation design:
Usability, UX, UCD practitioners and Information Architects. No previous experience of card sorting or cluster analysis is needed.
Evaluation comments from participants – about the course:
and about the tutor:
William Hudson is a User Experience Strategist who consults, writes and teaches in the fields of user-centred design, user experience and usability. He has over 40 years experience in the development of interactive systems, initially with a background in software engineering. William was the product and user interface designer for the Emmy-award-winning "boujou"; now an indispensable tool in major film studios. He has specialized in interaction design and human-computer interaction since the late 1980's. William has written and taught courses that have been presented to hundreds of software and web developers, designers and managers in the UK, North America and Europe. He is the founder and principal consultant of Syntagm, a consultancy specializing in the design of interactive systems established in 1985.
William has presented papers, talks and tutorials at a number of international conferences including CHI, UPA and Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week.
He is the author of two upcoming titles -
William has worked with a wide variety of clients, from startups to established multi-nationals (click here to see our client list).