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Oct 11, 2004: Card Sorting Tools

More great stuff from Donna Maurer, this a brief summary of card sorting applications.

You know what would be wonderful? Reviews of relevant classes of software tools from the IA perspective. Search engines, CMS, portals... AIfIA IA tools people, are you listening? :-)

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Comment: jess (Oct 12, 2004)

We actually had a 'Tools' session at the Future of IA Retreat, but focused mainly on purpose-built tools for IA practice (wireframing, sitemapping, etc.) vs. tools that we use as infrastructure, like portals.

Comment: Bob Doyle (Oct 16, 2004)

Hi Lou,

Does DMOZ have a category for Information Architecture? That was my starting point for CMS Review and its extended categorized listings of products and vendors, then faceted feature comparisons, and maybe someday, time premitting, reviews.

I will check DMOZ and get back to you.

Comment: Bob Doyle (Oct 16, 2004)

The DMOZ IA category lists 70 websites, but only on of them is a tool, namely Card Sorting, as described on Step Two (Donna Maurer).

http://dmoz.org/Reference/Knowledge_Management/Information_Architecture/

There is a cross-link to my Content Management category, and I have put a cross-link back to IA on my page.

But there is no visible set of IA tools per se. No tools vendors aiming at IA. Nobody building navigation widgets yet.

Comment: Lou (Oct 16, 2004)

DMOZ? Aargh, the bane of information architects...

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