CR web survey
We've just had our best ever year on the Creative Review website with more visitors than ever before. Now we'd like to find out a bit more about who you are, what you like to read and where you like to go
For the first time since we started the site, we're conducting a survey of our online readership. We'd be very grateful if you could take just a couple of minutes to fill out our online survey here. (We've redsigned it since the first version commented on below).
We won't ask you for any personal information and the whole thing is anonymous. Everyone taking part has the chance to be entered into a draw to win one of three Amazon Kindles, if they so wish.
Thanks very much for your help
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Dont like the survey it's ugly and awkward! sorree!
Also if you win, that is not anonymous
You only have to give your details if you want to enter the prize draw.
Agreed the survey is not a thing of beauty, it's something that our publishing company is doing across all its titles so we had little input into its design I'm afraid. But it will provide us with some valuable research into what kind of content readers want from the site and who is visiting us
MMM. I'm not a fan of negative criticism usually, but I think saying the survey is 'Not a thing of beauty' is a bit of an understatement. You might get some bad PR all round it you stick with it. Since you are seen as a 'flag waver' in the design world I would consider getting it re designed for the next round. It really does you a disservice and it's not that intuitive to use either. With all those garish tabs I missed some of the (clunky) sliders.
Creative Review went to Kwik Save.
Design Gurus like you need to keep up standards you know!
The survey interface design, font sizes etc is SHOCKINGLY shi... er... pants!
Surely surely surely Creative Review of all people should have stuck their noses in and at least made the survey easy to read, with standard web buttons / interface throughout.
If it is simple to complete, and looks good and inviting and easy you will surely get more respondents.
I have to disagree with the above, I think Creative Review went to Poundland (but didn't actually pay)... ;-)
These comments read like an extended punchline to a 'How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb?' joke.
Why don't people ignore the layout / design of the questionnaire and focus on the questions to help develop a creative resource before it disappears like other magazines...
Yes. The survey looks horrible but what are they going to do, program their own survey software? I have more of a problem with the following:
"We won't ask you for any personal information ... Everyone taking part will be entered into a draw..."
I understand that giving personal information is optional but you *do* ask for it. And as some people will chose not to give their details 'everyone' will not be entered into the draw. I am aware of how pedantic I'm being but it bugged me.
I suspect the comments here will actually give a better insight into readers' minds than the survey itself.
Despite the design, I've just managed to complete the survey. Some of the trials we face as designers are outrageous.
It's a f**king survey just fill it out, no one gives a design critique to an E111 form unless they are bored or an idiot.
@ Mr Clark
Point taken, I'll reword that to make it clearer
@Nick Astbury, Mat Dolphin
Thanks! Next time we do this we'll try to make sure the survey is a bit more elegant though!
Not meaning to be picky but how can you be entered into a draw if you don't give any details?
"And the winners are... Anonymous, Anon & A.Nother"
All designers do is bitch. Just fill the bloody form out.
(Yes, I know it's ironic that I'm bitching about bitching).
There is no 'student' option for the question "Please tell us what type of organisation you work for?" Also, you can not carry on with the questionnaire if you leave it blank.
To those moaning about criticism of the survey - Surely the whole philosophy of design is to make information clearer. You cannot pick and choose when this is applied. A pulbic survey is a public survey and needs to be clear and concise. You wouldn't produce sub standard work for a client and upon their criticism retort "Just read the bloody magazine, don't look at the layout..."
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Waaaaaaaaah! Waaaaaaaaah! The survey's not been designed in Helvetica Bold 12pt -10 tracking, Waaaaaaaaah! And to think you give us this great blog that enlightens our tiny brains everyday, it's just not fair, waaaaaaaaaah!
Patrick, could you use one of the Kindles as a prize for a new survey design competition seeing as it's such a worrying concern for some? Oh but they may have an issue with giving you their name incase they actually win? Or would this be classed as crowd sourcing? Hmmmm. Or is...yaaaaaawn
Why is there not a student option?!?!?!
I've seen surveys that look much worse than this! Ok, it's not beautiful, but I did manage to complete it without having a breakdown over the design.
Me gusta todo lo que es arte: dibujo, fotografía y diseño gráfico. Soy fotógrafo publicista y bueno todo el contenido en Creative Review es importante para estar al día.Atte.Roberto Andia Benitez
Hi there, just did the survey, it is fine, what is all the fuss about. I have seen much worse. Thanks for asking us for feedback in the first place, glad to hear someone is listening to their readers and customers.
I can't believe the ungrateful g**s on here are criticising CR when they've just made all their web content FREELY available for the tight b******s to read!!!!!!! And you talk about CR going Poundland for survey software - what you want state of the art AND free? Sheesh - what an ungrateful lot
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