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WCAG compliance and Askia

If you want to provide visually impaired respondents with better accessibility to your questionnaires, then there are a number of functionalities in Askia that you should be aware of. As a first step we would recommend that you get yourself familiar with the accessibility standard, WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), which outlines certain rules and best practices. Within Askia, we have decided to focus on the main recommendations of WCAG and provide you with an easy implementation with some of our ADCs and one of our ADPs (Askia…

Delineate and Askia

Askia client Delineate has announced the first of several upcoming technology integrations with its new platform, Delineate Proximity™. Released in October, Delineate Proximity™ is an end-to-end Research Technology (ResTech) platform that connects brands with their consumers in real-time. The platform has now been integrated with Askia to further enable automation of the end-to-end survey data collection and delivery process, enabling clients to receive daily brand and campaign tracking and self-serve surveys. Commenting on the integration, Delineate CTO James Stewart explained: “The core of Delineate Proximity™ is curated survey…

Using Web Services in Online Research

Web services – which are a way of allowing disparate systems to share information, make enquiries and get responses over the internet – are old news to web developers, having been around in one form or another since the turn of the millennium. But for many survey programmers, they’re low-hanging fruit left on the vine, just waiting to be picked. By tapping into these services, survey programmers can provide functionality that would have taken many hours or days to set up. Whether displaying extra information about the subject…

Askia Winter Webinar

Stephen Bronnec was the main attraction in the final Askia Webinar of 2020, where he revealed the new Askia platform, in advance of its launch early next year. The new platform is a fully SaaS version of Askia that brings together a series of linked online modules that allow users to create, field and report on their web surveys. In the session Stephen covered: Askia Portal Overview Demonstrated the end to end workflow (Design, Field, Vista) Showed the compatibility with the offline versions of Design & Supervisor Explained…

How to enhance the respondent experience

Respondent-centric surveys

Let’s face it – there are still way too many boring questionnaires around. They can take so long to complete – some make Tolstoy’s War & Peace look like a tweet! These types of surveys can lose a respondent to our industry for months, if not years. We all know this. We see people speaking out about this at every conference and summit, but still we see the tedious surveys.  But we at Askia are not going to give up: so this is another call to arms to apply the advice we provide to our Market Research clients on how to enhance the user experience & how to be more respondent-centric:  Engage with the respondent  Simplify the process  Decrease…

Askia Design Control Gallery

As most of you know, our Christine is an enormously talented individual. Probably the number one person to go to at Askia when you want to know anything about Askia. She is also very helpful and one example of this is that, without any request to do so, she has created a really nice, new gallery of all the Askia Design Controls (ADCs). So now you can browse through all 47 ADCs and run examples to see if they can be a useful & neat way to make…

What’s new in Design 5.5.3?

What's new in Design 5.5.3?

The latest update to Design, our survey authoring solution, was released late January / early February. This update, version 5.5.3, includes the following new features and enhancements: Non-selectable responses, response hierarchy & headers We’ve added a much requested feature that allows users to add a hierarchical structure to a list of response items. This hierarchy is limited to two levels: a response header and child responses; e.g car brands (BMW, Mercedes, Renault, …) and car models (Series 3, Series 5 for BMW; Class A, Class B, Class C…

Talkin’ bots an’ revolution

Talkin bots an revolution

A visit to the ESOMAR congress is a sure way to know what’s the next fad or major shift in Market Research. And in September, I counted 4 papers about chat bots. As a proud supporter of the ASC, I am going to point out that the first good paper I saw at a MR conference was at the May 2017 day conference by Simon Neve of Wizu fame. I am not usually afraid of jumping on the bandwagon but in that same conference, Chris Davison and I…

What’s new in Askiadesign 5.5.2

What's new in askiadesign 5.5.2?

Following Seyf’s introductory article on extending Analyse 5.5.2 with R and Python, the latest update to our survey authoring app, AskiaDesign, is now available. This major release contains many new features that are all detailed in our Help Centre; but if you just want the highlights, continue below 🙂 So, what’s new in AskiaDesign 5.5.2? Max visible iterations We’ve added a new property available for all Loop questions named Max visible iterations to define the number of the loop’s items will appear on a single screen. This property…

Vertical Grids/Tables in Askia

People often ask why Askia is a better platform for online surveys than many of the free or very cheap packages out there in the market. The above question shows this nicely in my view. We want to make answering survey questions as easy as possible for the respondents, so here we have compressed a lot of questions into a single, mobile responsive screen, rather than 5 or 6 screens. In this example we have combined many different question types in a table or grid (drop downs, single…