Industry survey: Your help needed!

8 Apr 2009 - 6:58am
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Dan Brown
2004

[Apologies for the cross-posting!]

EightShapes is conducting a survey, and if you participate you could win a
book!

*Please find the survey here:*

*http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yQN15syZwN0j2Tw4fE1vUA_3d_3d*

We're giving away two copies each of Communicating Design by Dan Brown
and Modular
Web Design by Nathan Curtis. You could win one, if you give us 20 minutes of
your time to complete a survey.

The survey is about documentation. Our industry needs a better understanding
of the many documents produced by designers. Communicating our design is a
crucial part of our work, and yet no industry standards have emerged. When
employed effectively, deliverables inject accountability, predictability,
and traceability into our process. And yet documentation sometimes comes
under fire when people don't feel like they're spending enough time "doing
design" or aren't proficient enough to produce good documentation fast. The
purpose of this survey is to paint a picture of documentation's role in our
work, of our favorite tools, and of how we use time-saving techniques.

The survey asks questions about your role, your design process, and the
kinds of artifacts you create. It's *25 multiple-choice questions and takes
about 20 minutes to complete*. Though we've beta-tested the survey, there's
probably a few things wrong with it. Your patience with its shortcomings is
greatly appreciated.

*Please find the survey here:*

*http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yQN15syZwN0j2Tw4fE1vUA_3d_3d*

*
*

EightShapes will publish the results of the survey later this year.

--

Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com

--

Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com

Comments

8 Apr 2009 - 9:18am
Dan Brown
2004

All,My apologies, despite extensive testing, the survey is breaking for some
users. SurveyMonkey appears to be more Monkey than Survey at the moment.

I've got a request into them to identify the problem. Thanks for your
patience, and thanks to everyone who's already responded to the survey!

-- Dan

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Dan Brown <brownorama at gmail.com> wrote:

> EightShapes is conducting a survey, and if you participate you could win a
> book!
>
>
> *Please find the survey here:*
>
> *http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Ujf5DGuV8AdluX1q7YvyqQ_3d_3d*
>
>
> We're giving away two copies each of Communicating Design by Dan Brown
> and Modular Web Design by Nathan Curtis. You could win one, if you give us
> 20 minutes of your time to complete a survey.
>
>
>
> The survey is about documentation. Our industry needs a better
> understanding of the many documents produced by designers. Communicating our
> design is a crucial part of our work, and yet no industry standards have
> emerged. When employed effectively, deliverables inject accountability,
> predictability, and traceability into our process. And yet documentation
> sometimes comes under fire when people don't feel like they're spending
> enough time "doing design" or aren't proficient enough to produce good
> documentation fast. The purpose of this survey is to paint a picture of
> documentation's role in our work, of our favorite tools, and of how we use
> time-saving techniques.
>
>
> The survey asks questions about your role, your design process, and the
> kinds of artifacts you create. It's *25 multiple-choice questions and
> takes about 20 minutes to complete*. Though we've beta-tested the survey,
> there's probably a few things wrong with it. Your patience with its
> shortcomings is greatly appreciated.
>
>
> *Please find the survey here:*
>
> *http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Ujf5DGuV8AdluX1q7YvyqQ_3d_3d*
>
>
> EightShapes will publish the results of the survey later this year.
>
> --
>
> Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
> EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
> Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com
>

--

Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com

27 Apr 2009 - 3:14pm
Dan Brown
2004

Hello IxDA members! [Apologies again for cross-posting!]
If you missed it before, EightShapes is conducting an industry-wide survey
on documentation practices. The survey is 25 questions, 20 minutes long, and
by completing it you get a chance to win a book!

We'll publish results later this summer.

(If you had trouble before, please try again. Issues have been ironed out!)

This is my last reminder on this mailing list. Sorry for the intrusion.

Thanks,
-- Dan

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:58 AM, Dan Brown <brownorama at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Apologies for the cross-posting!]
>
> EightShapes is conducting a survey, and if you participate you could win a
> book!
>
>
> *Please find the survey here:*
>
> *http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yQN15syZwN0j2Tw4fE1vUA_3d_3d*
>
>
> We're giving away two copies each of Communicating Design by Dan Brown
> and Modular Web Design by Nathan Curtis. You could win one, if you give us
> 20 minutes of your time to complete a survey.
>
>
>
> The survey is about documentation. Our industry needs a better
> understanding of the many documents produced by designers. Communicating our
> design is a crucial part of our work, and yet no industry standards have
> emerged. When employed effectively, deliverables inject accountability,
> predictability, and traceability into our process. And yet documentation
> sometimes comes under fire when people don't feel like they're spending
> enough time "doing design" or aren't proficient enough to produce good
> documentation fast. The purpose of this survey is to paint a picture of
> documentation's role in our work, of our favorite tools, and of how we use
> time-saving techniques.
>
>
> The survey asks questions about your role, your design process, and the
> kinds of artifacts you create. It's *25 multiple-choice questions and
> takes about 20 minutes to complete*. Though we've beta-tested the survey,
> there's probably a few things wrong with it. Your patience with its
> shortcomings is greatly appreciated.
>
>
> *Please find the survey here:*
>
> *http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yQN15syZwN0j2Tw4fE1vUA_3d_3d*
>
> *
> *
>
> EightShapes will publish the results of the survey later this year.
>
> --
>
> Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
> EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
> Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com
>
>
>
> --
>
> Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
> EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
> Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com
>

--

Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com

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