We may not have discovered the secret to eternal youth, or a solution to climate change, or...well, anything of any value at all to anyone. But at least we've gained some insight into how people intuitively group cats. And that’s what you’re here to find out, right?
We recently ran an OptimalSort cat pictures survey. For a card sort, any number of participants over about 30 is going to get you some proven data to inform your design decisions. We set the bar at about 50 people for cat taxonomy, and we’re pleased to report that 91 of you completed it. The participants sorted 13 cards into an average of 4 groups.
Yes, I completely agree. I created the CATegory 'Sexy cats' as well. But no other participant did. This cat was variously described as 'serious', 'aloof', 'smug', 'pissed off', 'unamused', and 'brownish'.
The most common CATegories were unsurprising — angry, confused, cute, grumpy, and happy. So here's the outliers — an unscientific summary of great cats CATegorised in truly unique ways.