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New Version Of Web Survey Toolbox

There's now a new version of the Web Survey Toolbox up. This is a beta version introducing some new features and a new front end.

There are now with many more new features to help you track your project and integrate your research tools in one place.


  • Track Issues/Bugs/Tasks. Integrated with your own Bugzilla or JIRA.
  • Collect Research Findings. Gather points from papers, Heuristic Evaluations, Ethnographies, User Testing, etc., into one location.
  • *Progress Reports:*Get predictions on when the project will be finished. With one click, see an agile report that shows how much work remains to be done on any particular project. The report will run a statistical regression analysis to predict when the project will finish.
  • Draw diagrams on the web. Draw any kind of Storyboards, Task Analyses, State Machines, etc. (only if you have installed a license for mxGraph )
  • Run Web Surveys. Using Web Survey Toolbox, you can track, administer, and run surveys.
  • Analyze most frequently discovered problem areas. Coming Soon: Look at reports and graphs of your problems sorted by topic and area.

What does it do for my design team?

  • One stop for all your research findings. Keep your surveys, issues, diagrams, and the planning for how to accomplish them all in one place so you can showcase your design, how you made those decisions, and how the development is coming along all in one place.
  • *Prevent unintended side effects of a design change.*Have you ever reached into your crowded medicine cabinet or cupboard to pull out one thing, but you pulled another item out or knocked a second item over? When you make a design change without analyzing it, you risk knocking something else over without seeing it. This system ties all of your research and analyses together so that you can see how one change will affect other design lessons.
  • *Use Bugzilla or JIRA or your own other Issue Tracker for tasks and bugs.*This connects to your own issue tracker so that you don't have to switch systems. It tracks additional information about each issue, like data points and findings associated with it.
  • Interconnected data.*When you are looking at your research findings, you can track it backwards to where it came from, and track it forwards to what design tasks came out of it. *Coming Soon: When you print out a storyboard, you can also see the incomplete tasks and bugs that the developers are working on for each screen. You can track your development progress through any diagram.
  • *Connect the design to the development to the planning and progress tracking.*You can create agile reports and graphs from your data in issue trackers to see how your progress is coming along. Unlike other systems, you can use your current Bugzilla or JIRA to track your issues and see your progress relative to that data.
Now on Open.Jira.Com

After significant downtime on our web server, Web Survey Toolbox is now back up, thanks to the fabulous hosting at Open.Jira.Com by Atlassian. They are hosting open source projects on their servers for free. Thanks to Atlassian for sponsoring this project hosting!

Wiki Going Live!

We're taking the new wiki live! We intend that this eventually replace our current webpage completely. Feel free to help us convert pages to Confluence.

I do want to fix the URL so it will be a WebSurveyToolbox URL, but that may have to come later, because the server we're using is shared with other projects.

Testing Wikis

It's time to make our documentation editable, and easier to fix by the whole community. We'd like your help identifying areas we need documentation, and your help writing it.
(Developers aren't always the best at writing explanations about their own software, so don't leave this to us!)
So, welcome to the Web Survey Toolbox wiki.

First, we're trying to compare several different tools. See more about that here. You can compare this to the SnipSnap test wiki.

So, feel free to help out and add documentation! We want to know what your frequently asked questions are, what the outstanding issues are, and the answers to them. Write them here -- feel free.

Post your comments about Confluence vs. SnipSnap here.