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Card Sorting by Donna Spencer

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6: Choose the People

This chapter gives you some ideas about who should facilitate your card sort and provides lots of tips for getting the right people involved as participants.

Choosing a Facilitator

The facilitator is the person who is going to run the activity (if it is done face-to-face). Chances are this will be you. Here are a few of the qualities that make a good facilitator:

  • Organized: Card sorting involves a lot of little details, so it’s important that the facilitator is on time, introduces the activity properly, and records the data.
  • Able to multitask: Good facilitators can write notes, pay attention to what the group is doing, and anticipate questions all at the same time.
  • Enjoys working with people: Participants work better if ...

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