We should get a proper sample from *readers*, not only active contributors who happen to be reading this list. We should not use such a non-wiki medium as Google Hangouts which is a participation barrier. We should not force people to do surveys.
The issue with feedback boxes such as this is, as AFTv5 showed, they attract far more bad than good, and someone will have to shift through the responses. Doing it like this allows them to focus on those actually editing, as opposed to those who don't. There is nothing stopping us from circulating this off-list - feel free to do this if you want.
I suggest we put a small feedback textbox in the sidebar of all Wikimedia projects, below everything above the langs list, and analyse output from that.
"Nick Wilson (Quiddity)" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Wikimedia Foundation's Design Research team, Abbey Ripstra and Daisy
> Chen, are looking for people to participate in research about editing.
> They want to talk with both experienced editors and new editors to better
> understand what you do, how you do it, what is difficult and what works
> well with editing tools.
> Currently, they're doing some hour-long research interviews over Google
> In the future, there will be other types of research programs, probably
> including a card sorting task to determine how editing tools and tasks
> could be organized to suit you best.
> If you would like to hear about opportunities to participate in user-based
> research, please sign up here:
> This is a small survey to fill out so the research team knows a little bit
> about your experience level and how to contact you to invite you to
> research. You can always opt out again, and signing up does not obligate
> you to participate.
> Please pass this along. Thank you!
>  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Design/Research
> Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
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