Games for Categorisation

Scavenger hunt

close-up image of tabbed and flyout navigation with many itemsA scavenger hunt involves people looking for a set of objects or information within a defined amount of time. It is a great, quick game to highlight usability issues problems to subject matter experts, management and the design team.

Card sorting

closeup of a set of index cardsIn a card sort participants create groups from content or objects and label the groups they generate. We can use that to understand how they think about categories and ideas for labelling.

Freelisting

small image showing list of dog breedsFor a particular topic, participants have to name as many of ‘x’ as they can. This game is very good for understanding what users know, how they use terminology and to generate lists.