Card sorting methods: A List

Card / pile sorting is a simple and useful means of eliciting and aggregating qualitative data, in a participatory manner. In anthropology, it is described as pile sorting, and is used for domain analysis, in the field of cognitive anthropology. In website design it is known as card sorting.

Website design
  • OptimalSort: Online card sorting software (free and paid for use):
  • SynCapsV2:  For the analysis of the results of physical card sorts, which can be downloaded and used on a desktop/laptop
  • XSort: is a free card sorting application for Mac, aimed at user experience professionals and social scientists.
  • KardSort : Perform Web-Based Cardsort Study for free.
  • Miro Card Sorting template


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