A great strength of the interWeb is its ability to leverage “collective intelligence”. It often takes form as a shallow ‘tyranny of Likes’ (FaceBook is an example). But it also lends itself to collecting more credible data about what people think, know, and feel – as in the form of an online survey.
What are the steps to create a Online Quiz with a nice user interface? — Here’s my answer to this question when it was posted on Quora
SurveyMonkey is a decent model – and it’s free.
I used it to explore a topic area : The UX Self-Evaluation Checklist
- was able to do so quickly
- with adequate tools
- it looked nice
Perhaps more to the point: Here are some observations about “How to” attract participants
As regards the “steps to create” …
Those are mostly organizational and conceptual.
Be concise. Be coherent. Be considerate. The “reasons why” should be fairly obvious, but basically – You’re asking your survey participants to do you a favor. Treat them accordingly.
Actually attracting participants – mostly through the tools available in socialMedia – is a heavier lift.
But that’s another rant…
“Asking a question” is a great way to spark engagement.
Beyond that, many of the *real* questions that are posted on a social Net platform can easily be framed in an environment like SurveyMonkey. In that way, the responses can be collected, measured, quantified, and easily shared ‘beyond’. (At one point a few years ago, LinkedIn actually provided its own survey tool.)
The lesson here is :
a) we’ve got wonderful networks
b) ‘other guys’ have designed really nice tools
c) so there’s little value in ‘re-inventing the wheel’
I do not wish to undermine any particular socialNet platform (Each one tends to do some things well. Other things … not so much.) But…
IF You’re really interested in mining “the Wisdom of the Commons”, THEN
- Consider also publishing your question on SurveyMonkey
- Point to it from your preferred socialNet platforms
- Publish the results of the survey there, too
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