What is this?
A card sort is a quick and easy way to have people express their priorities and preferences. It involves creating multiple cards with pictures and/or words on each and having the participants sort them based on specific prompts. The results are often surprising.
When should I use this?
Use this method when you want a conversation prompt that will help you understand what’s important to people.
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For example, you might ask principals to rank baseball card-like profiles of fictional teachers (the caretaker, the data nerd, the innovator, the rookie) to know which characteristics matter most to them as they build and manage their staff.