A pair of surveys by a group of University of Michigan students aims to evaluate the usefulness and usability of MP3 players, and theyire asking the online community to help out. The surveys are a simple multiple choice questionnaire, do not require you to give out identifying information, and take just a few minutes of your time. From the note they left in our forums:
Here?s your chance to help make the iPod better!
We are a group of graduate students at the School of Information, the University of Michigan. We are studying the Appleis new mp3 player - iPod for our group project this semester.
We would like to ask for your help. We have created an on-line survey to collect feedback from the users of portable mp3 players (iPod or otherwise), and other users who regularly listen to mp3s.
For those of you who already own an MP3 player, the group is interested in what your experience has been like with your player. The survey for those who donit own one asks about whether youire thinking of buying, and the features youid be looking for if you were to make that purchase.
If you have any questions, just drop a line to Eimo Kaku.