I’m currently conducting a comparative research of traditional vs. online affinity diagramming and I’m wondering how evaluate the output. If two separate groups make an affinity diagram on the same topic which criteria should I take into consideration to decide which affinity diagram is better than the other?
Second question is what in your opinion has significant impact on the quality of affinity diagram?
in order to analyze contextual inquiry data either affinity diagrams can be created (together with a group of people) or an expert reading of the data can be made.
I am the only user experience consultant hired so far and most of the other consultants are hard core developers. I have decided to analyze the collected data, in a more traditional kind of analysis. (expert reading)
When more UCD practitioners are hired, I would like to start using the affinity diagram method.