Survey with Multiple Interractions

Hi Community,

I recently created a survey to get feedback on the courses our team develops. We ran into an issue because we wanted to have the survey take up as few pages as possible, and we wanted to keep it text light. Our thought was that people would be more likely to take a survey if they only needed to cick a few buttons and did not feel obligated to type in answers to questions.

From what I have explored, Storyline does not allow multiple interraction types on the same page (i.e. a likert scale and a dropdown), so I had to create a workaround using the variable feature of Text Entry boxes. This allows all the information to be gathered on only two screens (three technically, but it looks more like two) and still be reported as individual questions in our LMS.

I have included a link to preview the file and I would love to hear how other developers have approached this idea to see if my process can be streamlined. Thanks to all the Community!

Googledrive.com/host/0B_XhPeMpnoGGb0JTNjNXdWUtVm8

7 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Richard,

That looks really good. Will you be sharing the .story file (hint hint )

Regarding looks

Ashley's right, It doesn't look cluttered, but I'd maybe tweak it a bit and make the next button smaller so the questions could be spread out a little. Or, use the default next button, which still could have things spread out. And my personal preference would be to dim out the graphic a lot more. I imagine graphic designers would disagree with me, but I think those who study cognition, distraction, visual scanning..., might agree.

Since I've not worked with an LMS, I'm interested to know how the typed in content gets passed over.

Regarding surveys and types of questions

I guess it's always a tough call. Multiple choice/drop-down, etc. don't really give a lot of insight the way "novel constructs" do, but most of us don't want to take the time to thoughtfully do that...so there's question to the value of those responses as well.

Thanks for sharing the web output, Richard.

Ashley Terwilliger

Ahh Richard, you wanted to make sure the back end wasn't cluttered.  Since there isn't a built in way for multiple questions on one slide, I suspect all those "extras" you had to include are needed, but we'll be happy to take a look if you're able to share the .story file as that would be easier to see that set up, as it's hard to tell what else you have on the slides or triggers that may be causing you to feel cluttered when designing.

Richard Knudson

HI Ashley,

I have attached the .story file in case anyone has ideas. The reason I set it up the way I did was to have each of the questions reported in an easy to parse report from our LMS (hence the reason I did not use a real Likert Scale). Thanks for any suggestions.

Richard Knudson

Hi Rebecca,

I just noticed your post and appreciate the graphic suggestions. That is not my area of strength, so I rely on other's opinions a lot in that realm.

I also agree that the dropdowns and Likert scales do not provide as much insight, but I think the approach which works is to gather the data and then, if a negative trend is presented or develops, further inquiry can be done as a dedicated purpose. I have found people are more willing to provide specific feedback if they know that is the sole purpose, and not something they have to do after taking an assigned module.

Hopefully the .story file answers your questions about the reporting features, but let me know if it doesn't.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Richard,

I'm definitely NOT a graphic designer so certainly take that into account! My graduate degree is in education.

I worked for several years in an augmentative/alternative communication clinic at Boston Children's Hospital, so I did a LOT of reading of peer-reviewed papers and studies around the area of visual scanning, executive function (which includes managing attention, switching focus), that sort of thing. I even audited a graduate course on autism, which of course is not where most of us are working, but it gave fascinating insights nevertheless into the brain and receptive and expressive communication.

And I've read a LOT of the evidence-based work of Richard Mayer and Ruth Clark (and own a couple books) on multimedia learning, in which they discuss best practices for how our brains handle verbal and visual input.

So, that's where I'm coming from...that and my own subjective reactions, of course.

Thanks for attaching the file. I'll be taking a look when I have some time. I really appreciate your sharing.