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Card sorting: Practical guidance from a Pacific perspective

Paea, Sione and Havea, Robin and Paea, Mele K. (2020) Card sorting: Practical guidance from a Pacific perspective. In: It takes an island and an ocean. Institute of Education, USP, Tonga , pp. 76-97. ISBN ISBN: 978-982-9173-54-6

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Most higher education institutions do employ a website to publish the information they wish to communicate to their users in the most efficient way possible. However, many disputes come to users when using the website due to lack of both usability standard and information architecture design. Card sorting is a great first step to designing and re-designing the structure of a website to be aligned with users’ expectation. This paper provides a practical guidance of card sorting from a Pacific perspective based on the authors’ reflections on their experience from using card sorting to explore user perceptions towards revamping the quality of the University of the South Pacific’s Research Office website. Building a website that involves users in defining the information architecture is the best possible way to be successful in terms of website usability. The authors’ reflections have shown that card sorting with and for Pacific people can be more meaningful when the subjective meaning of their card sorting and their inseparable relationships with the researcher are taken into account. This offers new insights into contextualising card sorting in the Pacific.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Office of the PVC (R&I)
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Office of the DVC (ARC) > Tonga Campus
Depositing User: Mele Katea Paea
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 03:59
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 22:25

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