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Re: Contributor survey

From: Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:22:03 +0000
To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD276DA9.38F6A%ameissne@adobe.com>
Hey Scott,

love to see this evolving + great work! Here are my comments:

 1.  As a rule of thumb, ideally, the first survey page should not contain more than *one* absolute no brainer question. Something like "yes I want to proceed/no", "I am male/female", "I like/dislike"... sth like that. Do not ask for the userID as the first question, do this as the LAST one (when the form is filled out. Yes, you can invite for lunch at that later time as well ;))!
 2.  I would move the whole "You and your work" section to the end. Ask the private stuff in the end.
 3.  #2 Designerdeveloper, Developerdesigner, Designstudent...? I suggest to use checkboxes, not radios, here. Or provide a ton more options. Or not ask for profession/job title, ask for experience (checkboxes). Like that.
 4.  I don't get the "(#!%*@!!!)" at #5 - sorry.
 5.  #5: include "not sure" and/or "don't know" as options
 6.  #6 needs more explanantion (like examples/links, imagine noobs facing this question) and/or a "not sure" option
 7.  #11: Huh??? If you want to do conditional question blocks maybe phrase a bit different and/or ask this as one of the first questions?
 8.  #12: hehe, date field, huh? ;)=
 9.  #12ff: doublecheck "Doc Sprint" spelling
 10. #14/15: consider people answering the question AT the Doc Sprint
 11. #33 link to examples (and do that with similar stuff as well)
 12. #34 wow, that's hard to answer for people NOT following all our conversations... ;)=
 13. #33, #34, #35, + add a "don't know" option == "Hey Scott I didn't get the question but WANT to answer and help you to improve this survey!

In general, with close to 40 questions, consider to let the user decide if he/she wants to take the short or long route as a first or second question, and build a conditional route to the longer version after approx. 2 minutes into the survey. It's much harder to build that path, but quite doable on this topic - and it will deliver better results as if people begin to rush through non-mandatory fields to get to an end...

HTH *Jay

Von: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com<mailto:scottrowe@google.com>>
Datum: KW 4 | Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013 22:56
An: "public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>" <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
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Please review this WPD Contributor Survey<http://goo.gl/i0nFV> and append your comments and suggestions to this thread.

Note: this is not yet a formal survey. If you do submit it, your responses won't count. We will ask you to formally take the survey as soon as it is finalized.

The purpose of this survey is to start developing some metrics around the community composition (who are you people?), doc sprints, site usability, and community involvement.

Many of the questions anticipate (ahem) improvements, and the survey will establish a baseline for future surveys. So don't be surprised if we ask questions that cover obviously broken functionality.

The survey will be available via a link on WPD (haven't decided where yet), and I'm planning on testing the survey at the Berlin doc sprint.

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