Ideastream™ Feature Update - New Diary Tool*

Published 08 Nov 2017 1 minute read


*Please note...IdeaStream™ is now Together.

At Further we take into consideration how our clients' typically engage their online participants and make notes on the sort of activities and tasks they are asked to complete. Online qual has been able to get the researcher closer to the participant, without disturbing their usual behaviour, and Together™ is a great platform to help you achieve this.

One thing researchers try to do is to understand user habits in a typical week (or longer) relating to subject of the research. They will ask their respondents to keep an online diary, or journal, citing any specific occasions they encounter something, maybe even asking for photos or videos at the same time.

What we’ve noticed is that the current tool people use for this activity (Blog Tool) allows the respondent to come back and add more content habitually, but that the limit of the single response box can render it untidy. At worst, this makes it difficult to keep their responses separate and makes it inconvenient for the researcher to decipher in the analysis.

To combat this problem, and making things easier to digest for the participant and the researcher, we have developed a new tool type: ‘Diary’

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Diary offers the researcher the ability to build an activity in the same way they would a survey, whilst at the same time allowing the participant to submit responses to the same questions on a different day. There is no minimum or maximum amount of questions that can be asked.

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This new activity type comes with a bonus feature that makes it more versatile than a simple Diary. A new question type ‘video upload’ will require the user to upload or take a video as the response. This is something that wasn't previously on offer. This can also be used just to receive video content!

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If you have any feedback, or comments on these new features please email Dub's Feature Manager, Roberto via

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