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Using Heatmaps in QuickSurveys

Great news! As a QuickSurveys user you now have the ability to add heatmaps to your surveys. Heatmaps will help you to uncover exactly what captures consumer attention on product packaging, concepts and communications, and this insight empowers you to quickly and easily enhance your content and minimize areas that detract from its appeal.

This new feature makes fine tuning your content a breeze! Respondents will click on your uploaded image(s) to indicate which parts they like, dislike or find confusing. With a simple, color-coded visual output, you can then quickly and easily interpret the points of interest selected by your target audience, as well as any areas that detract from its appeal.

Read below to find out how to easily add heatmaps to your surveys!

Adding Heatmaps To A Survey

Once in the Build screen of your survey, click to open the ‘Add Widget’ menu and select Heatmap. Then click and drag the heatmap icon into the build space to add it to your survey. (shown below)

Next, type in your question text that will indicate to respondents what you would like them to do. You may decide to either limit respondents to clicking on the image only once, or ask them to click up to X times on the image to indicate what they like/dislike/find confusing. See the examples below.

Single Choice

When selecting multiple choice, you will need to define a minimum and maximum number of clicks for respondents. For example, if you’d like for respondents to be able to click on up to 8 parts of the image, you will set your minimum to 2 and your maximum to 8 (shown below).

Here is how a respondent will view a heatmap question:

Heatmap Reporting

First it’s important to understand what happens behind the scenes on a heatmap question.

The image you upload is divided into a set of predefined areas within a 10×10 grid overlay. Each of these area represents an answer option and can be clicked by a respondent during the survey (100 cells = 100 answer options).

When a respondent clicks on an area of your image, that click is captured as an answer from each respondent and will be visible within your reporting page.

The key output of a heatmap question is the color coded output, where the colors are indicative of how many clicks a particular area has received from your respondents. The ‘hotter’ the color (i.e. red or orange), the higher the number of aggregated clicks.

The other viewing option from your reporting page is the grid view. In this view, the number within each cell indicates the number of respondents who have clicked that particular part of the image. Hovering your mouse over an individual cell will show the percentage of respondents overall who have clicked there.

Ready to give it a try? Log in to your QuickSurveys account now to get started.

Stay tuned for more heatmap tips and tricks, and more on reporting!

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Experience Real-Time Package Testing with PowerPack

Our newest automated solution platform, PowerPack, makes it easy for you to test product packaging concepts including design, shape and messaging before you launch into the marketplace. Through an intuitive wizard and industry-proven methodology, users are able to run package tests to understand the overall strengths and weaknesses of their package concepts 10x faster than traditional methods and at a fraction of the cost.

How it works:

1. Select your packaging category
2. Target your precise audience.
3. Add up to 8 packaging concepts to test and set timed exposures
4. Customize your survey with our intuitive wizard guiding the way

Where can I access this? To select this, click on the Create and then Automated Survey. 

Select PowerPack, and then click on “Build Your Survey.”

Select your package category then target your precise audience with over 200 demographic and profiling targets to choose from. (see our post on advanced targeting for more info)

The wizard takes you through a simple 8 steps, where you can identify competitors, upload up to 8 different packaging concepts, add screening questions and additional questions, set timed exposures, and choose industry-standard statements for the respondent to answer.

Lastly, click Approve & Launch!

Results will be presented on an C-suite infoboard that can also be downloaded into a PowerPoint that is ready for you to take into a meeting.

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