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Re: [agile-usability] Re: Categorization Tool

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  • Manish Pillewar
    IBM EZSort and EZCalc I ve used them often and found them to be helpful. Consider SPSS, if you can bear with the tool complexity. -Manish Govind Pillewar
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      IBM EZSort and EZCalc
      I've used them often and found them to be helpful.
      Consider SPSS, if you can bear with the tool complexity.

      -Manish Govind Pillewar
       Designer | User Experiences
       ThoughtWorks Inc.

      --- On Thu, 25/2/10, Scott Preece <sepreece@...> wrote:

      From: Scott Preece <sepreece@...>
      Subject: Re: [agile-usability] Re: Categorization Tool
      To: agile-usability@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, 25 February, 2010, 22:15


      I would lean towards a commercial taxonomy-management tool built on top of a database. When we looked at this, we found that the functional requirements for the tool were a lot heavier than we wanted to implement ourselves, especially if you have multiple people working on the taxonomy simultaneously. If you're working on a commercial site, and building a taxonomy large enough to need a tool, the cost of a good tool is probably worth it.

      We thought a tool called Synaptica looked pretty good, but this was two years ago and I have no idea whether it's still in the market.


      From: Dean Morrow <dmorrow6@yahoo. com>
      To: agile-usability@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Thu, February 25, 2010 1:17:38 PM
      Subject: [agile-usability] Re: Categorization Tool


      Thanks Tim,

      I looked at these and other card sort tools early on, but they all seemed to be striclty for data collection and analysis. None of them looked like they would be particularly helpful in the actual design process, so I didn't go any further with them.

      For me, these type of tools may be fine for BUFD, but they are overkill for interative design.


      --- In agile-usability@ yahoogroups. com, Tim Wright <sambo.shacklock@ ...> wrote:
      > There are a couple of free spreadsheets on the 'net that are quite good.
      > It's been several years since I did card sort analysis, but I remember this
      > one being quite good:
      > http://rosenfeldmed ia.com/books/ cardsorting/ blog/card_ sort_analysis_ spreadsheet/
      > or it might have been this one:
      > http://www.boxesand arrows.com/ view/analyzing_ card_sort_ results_with_ a_spreadsheet_ template
      > In any case, googling "cardsort excel spreadsheet" finds quite a few :)
      > Tim
      > On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Dean Morrow <dmorrow6@.. .> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Anyone know of good categorization tool?
      > >
      > > I'm looking for a tool to create a new categorization schema for a large
      > > ecommerce site, something that makes it easy to move, copy, promote and
      > > demote categories. Need to view the whole thing as a text tree hierarchy,
      > > and be able to export to Excel or csv. Preferably free (or available in MS
      > > Office).
      > >
      > > Outliner in Word and Powerpoint are great from the usability side, but I
      > > haven't found any way to maintain the structure on export. Finding the same
      > > problem with mindmapping tools.
      > >
      > > I'm starting with card sorting, but with 10,000 categories, index cards
      > > become too cumbersome for refinement purposes.
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      > > -Dean
      > >
      > >
      > >

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