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      Using Card Sorting to Design Faceted Navigation Structures

      34th British HCI Conference (HCI2021)
      Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally
      20th - 21st July 2021
      Requirements Elicitation, Card Sorting, Information Architecture, Faceted Navigation, User-Centered Design (UCD), User Experience (UXD, UX)


            This paper describes how a variation of card sorting- ‘repeated single-criterion sorting’, can be applied to the information architecture design of digital music services. 52 respondents were asked to sort, using their own choice of criteria, 12 popular songs using an online card sorting tool. Once respondents had chosen a construct for a particular sort, e.g. “Genre”, they placed each card into a named category, e.g. “Rock”, “Pop”, and were encouraged to repeat this process until they could think of no more constructs. High levels of agreement were found for a small number of constructs such as “genre”, “gender”, and “speed of song” but the remaining constructs were individual to each respondent, e.g. “songs that make me cry”. The results highlighted differences with current approaches to music categorisation, as well as the potential for repeated single-criterion sorting to be used to design faceted navigation structures.


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            July 2021
            July 2021
            : 246-255
            [0001]School of Computing and Mathematics

            Keele University
            © Quincey et al. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of the BCS 34th British HCI Conference 2021, UK

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            34th British HCI Conference
            London, UK
            20th - 21st July 2021
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Requirements Elicitation,Card Sorting,Information Architecture,Faceted Navigation,User-Centered Design (UCD),User Experience (UXD, UX)


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