Hey UX Researchers,
Please check out this new Excel tool that makes the quantitative analysis of card sorts super easy.
It's designed to provide a workflow as opposed to just a spread sheet to enter data into, and is intended to generally make the process of organizing card sort projects more pleasant.
Problems it solves:
1. Organize, Document, Analyse card sorts from a single, usability-focused interface.
2. It's just an Excel document so super fast, you don't need an internet connection, and you can easily share with collaborators.
3. It handles both open and closed card sorts in the same interface using the same logic.
4. Data visualization (my expertise) makes patterns in the data stand out.
5. It's free and you can share/hack it how you like! (I didn't make it to commercialize it, I just got obsessed with the problem once I started!)
The sheets are protected but only to keep Excel novices from accidentally breaking the model- if you want to make changes or check out the formulas to see how it works you can easily unprotect it all without a password.
(Bumped this from an earlier thread with +John Romadka +Keith Kmett, CUA +Nick Rosencrans
, sorry if you've already seen it but hoping to get feedback on it from this community before I circulate it any further, hope you can help!)http://aladata.co.uk/excel-card-sort-analyser/