How to Start Your Taxonomy from Scratch with a Remote Team Using PoolParty CardSorting
There are endless possibilities how to start a taxonomy or a knowledge graph from scratch but it is a daunting process. Maybe you start to tinker with an excel sheet.. But what if you want to do it collaboratively? It sounds more difficult, doesn’t it? In the past, organisations used the card sorting technique. But you and your domain experts had to be physically present. With PoolParty CardSorting we offer an easy way into the semantic world of taxonomies and knowledge graphs online. No prior semantic knowledge or physical presence is required!
What is Card Sorting?
PoolParty CardSorting is based on the card sorting technique that is used, for example, to start a new company glossary or a taxonomy. This process is very labour-intensive that requires you and your team to be in the same place at the same time. Later, your team follows up this process with many back and forth communication such as phone calls and emails. Our new tool solves this problem by providing you with an online PoolParty add-on where users can share ideas or cards, and turn them into PoolParty concepts in a PoolParty project anytime from anywhere.
Your First Steps
Just to give you an overview, here is a diagram of what to expect as a user PoolParty CardSorting:
To take part in a PoolParty CardSorting Session after registration:
1. Login to the session.
2. Select the session you want to attend. In our example, it is “Garnishes”.
After you discussed and agreed in detail the cards/concepts in the current session, the Architect adds the cards/concepts in the Structure Phase to the PoolParty Taxonomy. You can assist in this process by refining the location for a concept in the PoolParty hierarchy tree.