Multiple Sorting Method

Method suitability

Study type

Field studies
XLab studies
Online studies
Questionnaire

Development phase

XConcepts
Early prototypes
Functional prototypes
XProducts on market

Studied period of experience

XBefore usage
Snapshots
An episode
Long-term UX

Evaluator / Info provider

UX experts
XOne user at a time
Groups of users
Pairs of users

Data

XQualitative
XQuantitative

Applications

Web services
PC software
Mobile software
XHardware designs
Other:

Requirements

XTrained researcher
Special equipment

Summary

This method is a variation of the Repertory Grid Technique, reported elsewhere in this methods toolkit.

Description

Several different designs are presented to the participant simultaneously. The participant is asked to group the designs into as many piles as s/he likes and s/he is then interviewed on the reasons for the categorization. The categorization is continued with different design-triads until the participant cannot categorize the items in new ways. A Multidimensional Scalogram Analysis is used to create spatial maps of constructs. These spatial maps are analysed with the interview data.

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