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The problem with conventional surveys is that the majority of people will not take the time fill out a lengthy survey. Surveys are also done through websites that take up the users time to login in and follow the process to take the survey. Companies try to obtain employee feedback, but the amount of participation normally is extremely low. For example, the IBM Atlanta Center survey participation rate was below 25%. To solve this problem we have come up with a new survey application concept.
Our survey widget allows users to answer questions one at a time, instead of having to take a traditional long web or network based survey. More accurate answers are collected when a user can answer one question at their leisure, rather than rushing though a 30 minute entire survey in one seating.
To streamline the traditional survey process we have developed a survey widget that makes it very quick and easy for a user to participate in taking a survey. Our survey widget is a small application that runs in the users system tray. A company's Human Resource Department can send out survey questions to all employees, a selected department, or a select few. The user's survey application would pop up a small icon in the lower right tray area to let the user know a new survey question was available. When the user clicks on the icon the survey question appears with choices for the user to select or fill in. When the survey question has been answered by the employee the application closes the survey window. This approach allows the user to quickly fill out their reply one question at a time, at their leisure. The user does not have to take the time to go to a survey website, register, etc. They just...